Australian retailer Woolworths have caused outrage after following calls to change Father’s Day to “Special Person’s Day”

The calls came a few days before Father’s Day in Australia with media outlets claiming not everyone has a father, and therefore it is offensive or unrealistic to have a day dedicated to celebrating fathers.

There were similar discussions from the Australian newspaper Sydney Morning Herald saying Father’s Day and Mother’s Day teach gender stereotypes.

In 2011, Google came under fire when they gave free phone calls out with many criticising the move as they had no fathers or were not in touch with their dads. Similar reactions came from Google’s infamous logo-changes on special days.


Woolworths have responded:

“We’re currently looking into this display with our store teams. We want to reassure you that we’re helping all customers across Australia celebrate Father’s Day as seen from our store displays, products and recipe ideas. Cropped out of this image are a range of decorative cakes that have different messages on them, including ‘Dad’ and ‘Happy Father’s Day’. Thanks again for sharing.”

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Stacey Willis
Feminism doesn't speak for women like me. I'm against the radical feminazi's we women are dragged down with. Against the idea that on this planet lurks a white straight person privilege. Equality is not equal. Men and women are not equal.

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3 Comments on "Australia Pushing for “Special Person’s Day” to Replace Father’s Day. Woolworths Criticised for Selling Cakes."

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So I guess we get rid of Mother’s Day too then because not everyone has a mother? Or are we going to leave that because women are “sooooo important”?

Personally I think who ever thought of this cake made it a positive day for all the children who for a number of reasons, don’t have a father in their lives. It’s a Thumbs up From me For all of the haters out there, isn’t it just lovely to have such a sheltered life & judgmental personality! I read that one person has decided never to shop at Woolies ever again, wow that’s a little over the top don’t you think Put your passionate emotions into perspective, in particular your attitude towards such a trivial thing such as ‘Cake’ How… Read more »

What next? We are pandering to the social justice warriors too much. It’s ripping apart the fabric of humanity. I’m a good dad and now I’m being thrown in the same bag as all the deadbeat scumbag fathers.