Midwives have been told to use the word “partner” during antenatal classes after a lesbian couple complained about a nurse using the term “fella”.
The duo told hospital bosses they are too uncomfortable to return to the sessions and were given one-to-one sessions following the incident.
Diddums, eh, the nasty words hurt me.
It’s really not that difficult for “fella” to mean the one who doesn’t have a baby’s head popping through their cervix, is it? A little tad of mental translation there would save all some bother.
You know, given that in what, 99.5%? 99./9%? of cases “fella” will be the correct word anyway?