Canberra’s University has a new field of purported study, specifically a department called the Gender Institute.
Recently it published a guideline to “uplift female and gender minority students”.
It criticised the use of “mother” or “father” (I’m not making this up) as “discriminatory against those who do not identify with gender-binaries”.
Such words it asserted “can harm transmasculine parents and non-heteronormative families”.
It recommended the replacement of “breast-feeding” with “chest feeding” and much, much more along those lines.
We can laugh at those absurdities but should remember the copy-cat nature of a small minority of attention-seekers in this country, thus it’s inevitable that this nonsense will emerge here.
And its odds on the first of the blocks will be Massey University, doubtless closing down their anachronistic Philosophy and Physics Departments to accommodate these challenging new intellectual pursuits.