Manhattan’s elite Grace Church School recently issued a 12-page guide that takes the inevitable next step in rampant “wokeism:” To promote inclusion, the NoHo prep school is encouraging students to stop using the words “mom,” “dad” and even “parents.” This isn’t just hogwash, but something far worse.
“Families are formed and structured in many ways. At Grace Church School, we use inclusive language that reflects this diversity,” smarms the guide. That is, because some families are different, it’s rude to get into too much detail about your family.
So much for celebrating difference: Now you’re literally not supposed to speak words that remotely acknowledge it.
Go for “grown-ups,” “folks,” “family” or “guardians” instead of “mom and dad” or even “my two mommies.” Drop “nanny” for “caregiver.” The guide spells out a host of “more appropriate terms” relating to gender, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity.
This is an actual trend. In the UK, the University of Manchester has also scrapped the words “mother” and “father” for “guardians.” Its guide also nixes “elderly,” “pensioners” and “youngsters” for sterile terms such as “over-65s, 75s and so on.”
For more correct thought, check out the tips on Newspeak in “1984.”
Seriously: This isn’t about sensitivity, it’s about thought control and a fundamentally totalitarian project. As Glenn Harlan Reynolds wrote recently in The Post, it’s time to stop playing along with these people’s delusion that this stuff is “deeply moral” and call it out for the power trip it actually is.
Mother’s Day is May 9 this year; Father’s Day, June 20. Please celebrate them both joyfully.