If Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had her way, there would be no Father’s Day. As the co-author of the “Report of Columbia Law School Equal Rights Advocacy Project: The Legal Status of Women under Federal Law,” she opined:
Replacing “Mother’s Day” and “Father’s Day” with a “Parents’ Day” should be considered, as an observance more consistent with a policy of minimizing traditional sex-based differences in parental roles.
As silly as these non-holiday holidays are, they serve the purpose of recognizing mom and dad on their own special day. We appreciate mom for going into labor, and we appreciate dad for knowing how to drive. Until these roles can be reversed we’ll just have to suck it up and appreciate the “sex-based differences in parental roles.”