All members of a family play a very important role in its coexistence. While some are very loved, others are constantly singled out for prejudices and stigmas that revolve around the impact they have with their lineage. Such is the case of the mothers in lawwho for years have been strongly criticized by their daughters-in-law and sons-in-law, causing a negative atmosphere to exist around them.
This Thursday, October 26, the World Mother-in-Law Dayso several Internet users turned to their social networks not only to congratulate their ‘mom-in-law’, but also to make mocking comments about the prejudices that exist around this important family figure.
Phrases like: “You have to suffer the mother-in-law like a chipped tooth,” “Blessed Adam who did not have a mother-in-law.”“Remember, mother-in-law, that you were a daughter-in-law”, “Between mother-in-law and daughter-in-law there is no good hour” or “At night if the mother-in-law is there, you can even see the black milk” flooded social networks.
But that was not all, some Internet users made use of digital tools to expose their mothers-in-law with funny memes. Although most of the posts focused on the stigmas surrounding matriarchs, they also highlighted some images that put into perspective the misconception that many couples have about the members of their in-laws.
There are many theories about the origin of this celebration, however, the most accepted dates back to 1980. It is said that the journalist and editor of a local Texas newspaper, Eugene Howe, was one of the first people to propose a day to recognize the work that many women do as mothers-in-law following the model of Mother’s Day.
And she was supposedly talking to her mother-in-law about an article that was published in her newspaper when it occurred to her to suggest a day to celebrate all ‘political mothers’.
Originally, Mother-in-Law Day began to be celebrated on March 5 in Texas, but after a parade in which around 650 mothers-in-law participated, it was promoted throughout the United States with a change of date to the fourth Sunday in October each year.
The first time it would have been celebrated throughout the North American country was on October 26 and, although it had a great impact, as time went by the decision was made to keep that day.
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