A number of McDonald’s restaurants around the U.S. have turned their iconic arches upside-down in honor of International Women’s Day. The flipped arches form a clear if rounded “W,” in “celebration of women everywhere.” Sadly, the gesture falls short of its intended goal, because the softer edges on the inverted arcs-- and appealing curvature-- no longer bear any relation to how we are supposed to think about women. But, hey, the important thing is that these virtue-signaling eateries have been compelled to trash the status quo. They have turned an “M” into a “W.” That, my friends, is progress!
I’m waiting for Denny’s® to announce it will be Jenny’s®, at least for the rest of the month. I’m guessing we’ll also see “TGI Frida’s,” “Burger Queen,” “Pizza Slut,” and “Pink Lobster” signs popping up soon. I wouldn’t be surprised if “Hardees” became “Softees” and “Papa John’s” morphed into “Mama Joan’s.” Starbucks, that ubiquitous chain of coffee outlets, will almost certainly pronounce itself “Stardoes,” and adorn its Styrofoam cups with feminist heroes, images, and slogans.
Conversely, if there were such a thing as a viable, media-recognized “International Men’s Day,” would any Wendy’s® restaurants go to the trouble of changing their signs to read “Mendy’s®?” For even 24 hours? Would Chick-fil-a voluntarily temporarily rebrand as “Dude-fil-a?” Is it likely that “Hooters” would become “Wieners?”
I think not.
There is a clear bias, a soft yet unyielding bigotry afoot in our land.
It is just not one leftists wish to recognize.