Tuesday, December 07, 2021

Breastfeeding guide to axe the word 'womanly' from title in what critics fear is an attempt to appease transgender lobby groups

A best-selling book for mothers on how to nurse their babies could be updated to remove the words ‘womanly’ and ‘breastfeeding’ from its title.

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding has become a trusted guide for many new mums since it was first published by campaigners La Leche League (LLL) in 1958.

But the breastfeeding charity is now considering changing the title in what critics fear is an attempt to appease transgender lobby groups.

It comes after the Royal College of Midwives last week apologised for referring to mothers as ‘post-natal people’ in guidance on how to help newborns sleep better. The reference was later removed from its website.

Ahead of publishing the ninth edition of the book, LLL has launched a survey among volunteer ‘leaders’ of its breastfeeding support groups.

It says translations for many overseas versions have already changed the title to ‘better reflect local culture’ – and it asks volunteers for their views on the removal of ‘womanly’ and ‘breastfeeding’.

The move comes amid growing unease that women are being ‘erased’ by organisations set up to support mothers amid pressure from transgender activists to use gender neutral language.


UK Civil servants have axed the word ‘Christmas’ from a proposed government campaign

British civil servants have apparently embraced their inner Scrooge, vetoing the use of the word ‘Christmas’ from being used in a coronavirus testing drive aimed at students, arguing that the use of the term runs the risk of offending minorities within the country.

The campaign, which reportedly would have revolved around ministers using the slogan “Don’t take COVID home for Christmas,” is part of a larger government effort to limit the spread of the Chinese coronavirus after two cases of the Omicron variant were discovered on-shore.

‘We have been advised by Cabinet Office that we should not use the word Christmas – as the Government campaign needs to be inclusive and some religions don’t celebrate Christmas,” an email seen by The Mail on Sunday read. “The other option was ‘festive season’ which keeps the emotional motivation.”

“We have gone with ‘Don’t take COVID-19 home for the holidays’ – as it links to school and university Christmas holidays,” the email continued. “The alliteration with ‘home’ and ‘holidays’ scans well and is memorable.”


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1 comment:

Norse said...

Axe "womanly" to appease transgender lobby groups, how weak is that? Would be refreshing if
such groups were not appeased simply because of the nature of things.

I have seen one part of a transgender couple inconveniently try to breastfeed and sure enough, it was a sight for sore eyes. The man pretending to be a mum was not able to breastfeed, and why would he?

Axing Christmas, now that is a proper holiday for the jolly, innit?