Nancy Pelosi succeeded in banning ‘mother’ from appearing in the paperwork of Congress. Now the ANU’s Gender Institute Handbook wants to ban ‘mother’ and ‘father’ and replace them with ‘gestational parent’ and ‘non-birthing parent.’ The ANU has rushed in to say this is not official policy—perhaps moved by the shrieks of mocking laughter that greeted the ideas. So will a toddler who falls over and grazes a knee now call out ‘gestational parent’ instead of ‘mummy!’ And who, exactly, is supposed to be frightened of, or offended by, the word ‘mother’? Next time a woke colleague claims some people offended by ‘mother’ respond by saying, ‘Name three.’ They can’t, because ‘mother’ is not an offensive word.
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