UK: Woke council flushes the word 'mothers' from its guidance on 'new and expectant parents'
UK: Woke council flushes the word 'mothers' from its guidance on 'new and expectant parents'Follow @KnightsTempOrg
An English council is bowing down to the LGBTQ+ agenda and writing out women by purging the word 'mother' from its pregnancy and maternity leave policy, claiming that this makes them more inclusive!
The document, from Somerset Council, has replaced the phrase 'new and expectant mothers' with 'new and expectant parents'.
It was changed to be 'inclusive to all employees who are pregnant, have given birth in the last 6 months, and those breastfeeding, including transgender or non-binary people', its HR committee announced.
The New and Expected Parents Policy outlines the council's responsibilities to new mothers. While it says the word 'parent' 16 times, it does not mention 'mother' at all.
For example, one section now refers to the council's duty to 'provide a place for pregnant and breastfeeding parents to rest or where practicable provide a private room for nursing parents to express and store breast milk'.
Of course, we know that men – whether new parents or not – will never need the "place for pregnant and breastfeeding parents to rest" that Somerset County Council will provide.
A Somerset Council spokesperson said: 'Somerset Council is an inclusive organisation.
'The move to gender neutral language in our policies highlights our commitment to inclusivity.
'It does not exclude women; it simply ensures that no staff, for whom this and other policies may be applicable, are excluded.'