Breasts are normally thought to be a uniquely female attribute, just like the milk that comes from them, but transgender men and their allies want to change all that in their quest to negate and trivialize the reality womanhood.
In at least one big UK hospital is instructing obstetric midwives to say “chestfeeding” instead of “breastfeeding,” to be more transgender-friendly. According to the UK Sun, staff are also expected to replace the term “mother” with “mother or birthing parent,” since of course males can have babies too.
“Breastmilk” is likewise to be called “human milk” or “breast/chestmilk” or “milk from the feeding mother or parent”, according to Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.
It is the first health system to formally implement the “gender inclusive” policy for maternity services — now to be known as “perinatal services.” That’s right — they want mothers to be a thing of the past.
Other changes: replacing “woman” with “woman or person”, and “father” with “parent”, “co-parent” or “second biological parent”.
A policy document did not spare the doubletalk: “Gender identity can be a source of oppression and health inequality. We also recognize that there is currently biological essentialism and transphobia present within elements of mainstream birth narratives and discourse.”
The trust later tweeted: “We want everybody who uses our services to see themselves reflected in language we use.”