“Mother’s Day” is one of the worst “holidays” of the year, and not for the commercialism. Society sends a clear message to everyone: “participate or shut up”, the same insulting message sent at “christmas” and “valentine’s”.
For those who grew up in horrible families, forced and undeserved adulation of egg donors is as appalling as forced adulation of an ex-partner who used to verbally, mentally, physically or sexually abuse you. Being blood related does not grant special privileges.
For those who choose to be Childfree, hearing others demand that you breed is a violation of your rights and bodily autonomy.
For those unable to have children for a variety of reasons (e.g. infertility, poverty, never marrying, etc.), being labelled “barren” or a “failure” is dehumanizing.
For those who are Transgender man, Non-Binary people and cisgender women, ovulation, having a womb and becoming pregnant does not determine the value of your life.
For anyone who had good parents and came from a loving family, I’m glad. But don’t tell anyone who didn’t that their experiences aren’t valid, that it was somehow “their fault” or that people should “forgive” things that were unforgivable.