(KWTX) The Holiday season is upon us and it's time for spreading peace, joy and goodwill toward men.
Of course by "men" we men mankind... and by mankind we mean humans.
You have to be very careful of the words you use in fear of stepping on someone's toes.
In a day and age where everyone seems to be so easily offended by just about everything, even some Holiday classics are under fire.
Depending on who you ask "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer" is either a timeless, heartwarming story of acceptance and triumph in the face of adversity or it objectifies and degrades women, and promotes bullying and stereotyping.
Some groups say it's time for Rudolph to lead Santa's sleigh off into the pages of history.
In response to a Huffington Post article that called the cartoon classic " Seriously Problematic" for it's overtones of sexism and bullying, one reader wrote Rudolph is a ""Yearly reminder that #Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a parable on racism & homophobia."
The song "Baby it's Cold Outside" is the latest target. Is it a humorous tune that highlights a man's interest in spending a few extra moments with his sweetheart on a cold night or does it laugh in the face of the statement that "no means no!"?
According to a USA Today article, a Cleveland radio station recently announced that they are removing the song from their holiday rotation out of concern from the "me too movement" that it glorifies date rape.
So, which restroom does Santa Claus use?
That may become a legitimate question in the not too distant future. According to an article in the New Zealand Herald, a man who provides Santa Claus look alike's for events was recently fired from his role as a parade Santa because of his reluctance to hire female Santas.
Is it time for a politically correct overhaul of Christmas? Or are some missing the reason for the season?