What about employees who want to be addressed as a mother or a father? They don’t count?
The National Education Association (NEA), the country’s largest teachers union, proposed to replace the word “mother” with “birthing parent” in contracts at its Representative Assembly in Chicago, IL.
Again, I have to stress the contracts part because other outlets bury or eliminate this information. The proposal is to change the language in contracts.
— Terry Stoops (@TerryStoops) July 5, 2022
The proposal, NBI 63, also offered other language changes making it “LGBTQIA+ inclusive.”
- Parental leave replaces maternity leave
- Parent replaces mother or father
- Birthing parent replaces mother
- Non-birthing parent replaces father
The NEA explained its members then don’t have to “worry about how a Board of Election/solicitor defines ‘maternity leave,’ ‘mother,’ and/or ‘father.’
“The language is an inclusive reflection of how LGBTQIA+ members build their families,” concluded the proposal.
The assembly did not bring the proposal up for a vote. Supposedly it could not happen “with current staff and resources under the proposed 2022-24 Strategic Plan and Budget” due to costing “an additional $5,000.”
It makes me wonder when they will push it into the curriculum. The left slowly chips away thinking we don’t notice it.
I don’t want to be called a “birthing parent.” I want to be called a mother.
I don’t care if a person wants to be called a birthing parent. *I* don’t want to be called a birthing parent.
It’s ridiculous. I won’t go all outragey but if you want to be inclusive then don’t count out those who prefer to be called a mother rather than a birthing parent.
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