Happy Birthing Parent Day.....?

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mushroom25 | 17:00 Fri 12th Mar 2021 | News
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would your mother feel included if you addressed her, as advised by this "inclusive" university?


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" Jonathan Gullis, Conservative MP for Stoke-on-Trent North, Kidsgrove and Talke, described the guidance as "wokery gone mad".

The university has denied scrapping or banning any words."

not likely to be used any day soon.
Within your family, use the terms you are familiar with.

When being cared for and you are asked how you wish to be addressed then tell them.

It's always worked for me.
i don't think things will change do you... mothers day, fathers day...
I've stopped taking notice of these nutters!
game for a laugh bobbi....
Someone highly paid must sit and think of such nonsense, I wonder if there's a 'club' exclusive where the biggest goon has the best idea , then it's put out :0)))
did you watch W1 with Hugh Bonneville, the sly take on the BBC, it had loads of people coming up with these slogans.... not all are nutters, but some are...
For work and official purposes we've been using the recommended words for quite some time now. Colleague, workforce, cover etc., and parent for school comms. For personal circumstances I'll carry on using mother/father/bro/sis etc.
i guess we have to get used to this, i have always used colleague, or workforce, parent, but confess my parents are both gone now, but i wouldn't haver addressed her as anything but mum.
Work colleague is fine, workforce is fine but saying use partners , guardians instead of mum, dad, brother, sister, is off the wall !!
i have a brilliant cartoon hanging in the loo, with 4 captions about how to introduce your o/h. i wish i could snap it and show you, its hilariously appropriate.
it depends who is saying it to whom. Its not uncommon for organisations to have a corporate vocabulary and it makes sense and is less clumsy to talk about "partner" or sibling" than "husband/wife" or "brother/sister" if you don't know. I would have said that if the uni have only now done this, they are well behind the beat, my part of the NHS organisation had one in place well before I retired and that was 10 years ago!
Could be dodgy if the child had never been told they were adopted!
‘’Young people hate it when you call them snowflakes, but Manchester has done its students no favours by suggesting they might be offended by words like 'mother' and 'father'."
So a term of affection and endearment shows biased terminology. Beyond ridiculous, also very annoying that anyone even repeated such nonsense.
My mother dies 30 years ago when I was 20, but my wife still wants cards from my 12 and 17 year old that says Mummy, rather than Mum, so I damn well know she wouldn’t like it.
I'd be foaming mad if I were addressed as something like 'birthing parent' (which is, I believe, one of the options). Today I received a card from my elder daughter (or should that be 'my member of the next generation') with the envelope clearly marked -'Not to be opened before Mothering Sunday'. That's how it should be.
Yes, when I was young it was always Mothering Sunday, not Mothers' Day.
That's because it was the day when people returned to their 'Mother' church. Smaller parish churches came under the umbrella of the major (founding)church in their area. Gradually it evolved into servants etc. having a rare day off to visit their families - at least, that's what I have been informed....... it is always dangerous to state what one thinks is a fact on AB.
My daughter introduced us to her boyfriend as her “parental units”.
I would be extremely shocked if I got a card from that direction!
I don’t see any mention of “birthing parent” in that article.

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