A Melbourne primary school has renamed this year’s Mother’s Day stall to be more inclusive of ‘diverse’ families and students who don’t have a mother.
Brunswick East Primary School in Melbourne will call the stand an ‘appreciation stall’ instead.
“I sincerely hope that this change in name will show that we as a community recognise that our families are not made up of any particular combination of people and that we no longer subscribe to a binary world,” principal Janet Di Pilla told families in a school newsletter.
People are outraged at the change
A discussion on the Sunrise Facebook page found people were totally against the idea.
– “It’s Mothers Day. It’s Fathers Day. What next? Are we going to rename Happy Birthday to “Happy Arrival Day”? To include all the surrogates, ceasarian, test tube and adopted babies? Just leave it alone. Maybe make a NEW “special carers day”.. move with the times without changing tradition.”
– “My daughters kindy had a mothers day pamper thing yesterday and today and on the note it says invite mum, nan, grandmar, sister, aunty or best friend. Just because a kid doesn’t have a mum doesn’t mean they don’t have a special female in there life.”
– “If you feel the need for an appreciation day go for it choose a date. Leave Mothers and fathers day alone for those who wish to continue this tradition.”
– “Why! PC gone made. Let kids be kids and leave mothers and fathers day alone. Let families celebrate how they see fit. Not everyome has a mum and dad but they can chose what day to celebrate that special figure in their life.”
– “Seriously? We have mothers day and fathers day and everything in between. Why try to make it more inclusive when pretty much everyone in a family has a day of appreciation already.”
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