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ANU wants “NON BIRTHING PARENT” to be used instead of “DAD” .

Sound nice... :) Child calling his dad...."Non birthing parent, where are you? "

Happy Non-birthing parents day :cool:
ANU gender researchers suggest changing terms ‘mother’, ‘father’ to be more gender-inclusive

University researchers have suggested ditching words such as “mother”, “father” and “breastfeeding” in in a bid to be more gender-inclusive.

The Australian National University Gender Institute’s Gender-Inclusive Handbook Every Voice Project recommends making the changes to be “inclusive of every voice”.

The guide suggests changing the term “mother” to “gestational” or “birthing parent” and using “non-gestational” or “non-birthing parent” instead of “father”.

The term “chest-feeding” should also replace “breastfeeding”, the report suggests.

“When discussing childbirth, use the terms ‘gestational’ or ‘birthing’ parent rather than ‘mother’, and the terms ‘non-gestational’ or ‘non-birthing’ parent rather than ‘father’,” the handbook says.

“While many students will identify as ‘mothers’ or ‘fathers’, using these terms alone to describe parenthood excludes those who do not identify with gender-binaries.

“This non-gendered language is particularly important in clinical or abstract academic discussions of childbirth and parenthood, both to recognise the identities of students in the class, and to model inclusive behaviour for students entering clinical practice.”

The guide said staff should also acknowledge when they make a mistake and correct themselves until they got it right.

The handbook is for “any ANU student or staff member involved or interested in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students engaged in coursework”.

Uni’s response
When asked about the handbook, an ANU spokesperson said the recommendations were not official policy.

“This is a guide produced by a research institute that, among its many areas of focus, examines how to improve gender equity and inclusiveness in our society,” the spokesperson told 7NEWS.com.au.

“The guide is an academic output produced by experts who are free to research in their field of expertise under our policies on academic freedom.

“This document is not an official ANU policy, process or official prescription to staff and students.”

The guide comes after a UK hospital issued new language instructions for midwives earlier this month, telling them to stop using the term ‘breastfeeding’ and replace it with ‘chestfeeding’.

The Brighton and Sussex University Hospital NHS Trust introduced the measures in an effort to be more inclusive towards non-cis gender, trans and non-binary families.

It also stated that breastmilk could now also be referred to as “human milk” or “chest milk”, and outlined that its maternity care department would be renamed ‘perinatal services’.

The term “father” was also changed to ‘second biological parent’ or ‘co-parent’, while “woman’ was adjusted to include ‘woman or person’.
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Salvini Party MEP Denounces EU Glossary that Bans ‘Mother’ and ‘Father’

Simona Baldassarre, a Member of the European Parliament for Matteo Salvini’s League, has denounced a new glossary from the European Union that allegedly directs members to stop saying terms like “mother” and “father”.

Baldassarre spoke out against the EU suggestions for what language should be used in internal and external communications, such as refraining from using the terms “mother and “father” but using instead “parents”.

According to the MEP, the new communications guidelines also instruct EU officials not to use the term “gay marriage” but opt for the phrase “egalitarian marriage”, according to Il Giornale.

The words male and female are also reportedly called into question in the new glossary, with “sex assigned at birth” to be used instead of “biological sex”.

“As a politician, as a doctor, and as a mother of a family, I am outraged,” Baldassarre said, continuing that behind the “anti-discrimination communication lurks the violence of the one-rainbow ideology that the EU wishes to impose”.

“A new religion with priests, theologians, ideologues, and scribes. The technique is well known: you change words, you overturn meanings, you introduce a new language that changes people’s way of thinking,” she added.

The populist MEP’s allegation comes after the European Union declared the political bloc an “LGBTIQ Freedom Zone” after a 492 to 141 vote in the European Parliament.

The declaration was largely seen as a counter to Poland’s Regional Charters of Family Rights, which declare marriage is between a man and a woman, which the European Parliament accused of being a “narrow definition of the family”.

Polish MEP Ryszard Legutko, of the governing Law and Justice (PiS), later criticised the EU’s declaration as “absurd” and said: “Western Europe is engaging in ideological propaganda. At kindergarten age, you want to introduce ridiculous stories about gender.”

Baldassarre’s comments echo those made by Matteo Salvini in 2018 when he served as Italian Interior Minister and changed identification documents to list mother and father rather than parent one and parent two.

“I was told that on the interior ministry’s website, forms for an electronic identity card had ‘parent 1′ and parent 2’,” Salvini said, adding: “I immediately made them change the website restoring the definition of ‘mother’ and ‘father’ — it is a small gesture, but I will do everything possible that it is provided for under the Constitution.”
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The ANU and EU both are drifting off to La-La land. Those who support these lunatic changes should be told to "choose your own two words".

I honestly believe that these people should get out into the real world a lot more often. When a baby starts to speak is it realistic to expect it to say "non-birthing parent"? When would it change from learning to say Dad to Non-birthing parent?

These people are more than a little short on both grey matter and common sense.

Perhaps there are some devious politics behind all this. Perhaps this is all part of a move to change society via a full common usage, across the EU, of language. It could be a start.

AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE VISITOR CENTRE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THERE IS A PLAQUE WITH THESE WORDS:
“NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY IS THE ROOT CAUSE OF THE MOST CRYING EVILS OF OUR TIMES…. THE ONLY FINAL REMEDY FOR THIS EVIL IS THE FEDERAL UNION OF THE PEOPLES.”


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