Stonewall has advised organisations to replace the term mother with “parent who has given birth” to help boost their ranking on an equality leaderboard, The Telegraph can reveal.
The controversial charity has advised employers wishing to be included on their Workplace Equality Index that they must remove all gendered language, and allow those who self-identify as a woman to use female toilets and changing rooms.
Sure, there will be some who do this and hope to move up the leaderboard. There will be others who look at this and shout “Sod it”.
And the more the push grates against common mores the more will say sod it. This being a general truth of course. Whatever might be just and righteous is one thing. How far you can push people toward what you claim is such depends upon what other people think is such already.
That is, what people think is barking mad depends upon what they currently believe, not what might actually be true. Reach too far and it becomes counter-productive.
Of course Stonewall is barking mad on this subject but that’s a different point from the one I’m making.