December 25, 2014

THE HORROR: Christmas is filled with one patriarchal construct after another. “Even the secular Christmas songs are ubiquitous in their praise of male characters: ‘Frosty the Snowman,’ ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,’ and of course, Santa Claus. Santa Claus, a white male who, by the way, gets all the credit for labour overwhelmingly done by women.”

Imagine the author in your mind’s eye. Now click through and look at the photo. You were right, weren’t you? And even without this tip at the bottom: “Latham Hunter is a writer and professor of communications and cultural studies.”

Update: Original link is now a 404, but the article and the author’s photo are still online here.

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