victory for mothers and fathers

Victory for Mothers and Fathers

23 July 2022

3.7 MINS

Believe it or not, any victory for mothers is also a victory for fathers, and ultimately for children.

Sall Dover, a new young mother, after protesting on Twitter about the forced use of the Orwellian phrase “birthing parent”, has scored a victory for motherhood.

It takes a man and a woman to create a child, and a mother and a father to raise a child. All the social science research shows that this is always a best-case scenario.

Sadly, a small clique of radical elite activists has been trying to eliminate and derogate the role of mothers and fathers for many, many decades. In doing so, they also harm our children.

In a quote from her book aptly called Seducing the Demon, Eric Jong elucidates the strategy of these radical elite activists:

“Language matters because whoever controls the words controls the conversation, because whoever controls the conversation, controls its outcome, because whoever frames the debate has already won it, because telling the truth has become harder and harder to achieve in an America drowning in Orwellian Newspeak.”

The story broke on Sky News and Channel Nine’s Today show with Karl Stefanovic and Ally Langdon. Watch the video below.

 

Olivia Day, a journalist for the Daily Mail in Australia, reported the story in an article titled, “New mum is OUTRAGED after being called a ‘birthing parent’ instead of a mother by the Australian government — as Ally Langdon slams the move as ‘dehumanising’”.

“A new mother has called out the government after being referred to as a ‘birthing parent’ rather than a ‘mother’ on a healthcare form.

Sall Grover, from the Gold Coast, said she was shocked by the ‘alienating’ form that has been introduced in some hospitals as part of a trial to upload new baby details to Medicare.

She pointed out the form asked for the ‘birthing parent’s full name’ in one box and ‘birthing parent’s signature’ in another instead of ‘mother’ and shared an image of it on Twitter.

‘Attention women in Australia: On the form to put our newborn baby on our Medicare card, we are referred to as ‘birthing parent,’ Ms Grover wrote.

‘Enough is enough. This absolute bull***t is exclusionary, alienating and derogatory towards every woman who wants to be and is called “mother.”

‘I know enough what is happening at the moment with women’s rights, and the erosion of our language and spaces, so I know where it’s coming from,’ she said.

During an interview with the Today Show on Thursday morning, she said the new consent forms were simply to please fringe activists and lobbyists.

‘The fact that it was on this government form saying ‘birthing parent’, shocked me.’

Today Show host Karl Stefanovic said he ‘couldn’t believe’ the form had been changed in the first place and described it as ‘bureaucracy gone crazy’. 

Motherhood is about so much more than that, it is every other day from then, you have your first few days of excitement, being part of that and then you see “birthing parent”, are you reducing the role of me getting her here,’ Ms Grover replied. 

She called on the people offended by the term ‘mother’ to ‘get help’.

‘If the word “mother” bothers you so much, I mean motherhood is going to be quite a shock. Get help, go and deal with it if the word “mother” bothers’, she said. 

Today Host Ally Langdon said as a mother herself, she found the term ‘birthing parent’ dehumanising.

‘I feel divided about it, if I’m perfectly honest. As someone who does identify as a mother, I see that and it’s sort off-putting to see birthing parent,’ she said.    

‘It’s dehumanising to me.” …

The new mother re-appeared on the Today Show later on in the morning, after news broke the new forms had been dumped.Sall Grover

‘Since that interview went to air, Bill Shorten, who is a regular on the show, has been in contact to confirm these forms have been dumped,’ Stefanovic said.

‘Replaced with new ones that use the word “mother” not “birthing parent”.’

Ms Grover said it was ‘amazing news’. 

‘I was actually just talking to my own mum about it and I was saying it’s awesome, fantastic. No complaint,’ she told the hosts. 

‘It doesn’t take a genius to work out that it should have been ‘mother’ all along.”

Huge congratulations to Sall Grover, a courageous mother who is prepared to stand up to the attack on our children. This victory is really good news for mothers and fathers all over Australia. Even better news for our children!

Last year in a Father’s Day article, I wrote the following words addressed to men:

“Children need a mother and a father. Children grow up best in the midst of the tension between the masculine and the feminine, as long as that tension is constantly resolved in love.

The best way to resolve this tension for the benefit of your children is to get married and stay married. You as a man need to keep love alive!

Such love will kill you, but what a beautiful way to die! Out of the death of the two in holy wedlock, will come one. Out of that oneness of the masculine and the feminine your children are created, will flourish and become their true selves.

Such is the mystery of marriage. Mothers need fathers, and fathers need mothers, but children need them both.”

Lovework

Keep speaking up and defending mothers and motherhood.

Start by singing the praise of the mother of your children.

As a great woman once said, “Love begins in the home.”

Yours for Protecting Motherhood,
Warwick Marsh

PS: Just letting you know that the 2022 National Grandparent Conference is on Saturday 17 September 2022. Get more information here.

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First published at Dads4Kids.

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One Comment

  1. Jim Twelves 24 July 2022 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    Warwick, thank you so much for raising this this issue and for celebrating the stand of Channel 9 on this issue.
    Where was the discussion of this before it happened, id this get a debate in parliament on this? Shalom, Jim

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