A New York school is changing the way their students and teachers speak, they have created a book of new terms to use instead. Thing is, looks like here in Victoria, we could follow suit.
Here's a video to explain more:
And here in Victoria, schools and sporting groups are going to be told to avoid the same terms like “mum”, “dad”, “boyfriend” and “girlfriend.”
They say it's to help stop dropouts and suicides in the LGBTQI+ community, especially the young.
The North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network has set up the #SpeakingUpSpeaksVolumes campaign.
This campaign will be introducing unisex bathrooms, non-gendered playing teams and rainbow flags, all in an effort to be more inclusive and not single anyone out.
Students should avoid using what is classed as “gendered terms” like husband, wife, mum, dad, and instead use non-gendered terms like partner, parent.
Students are also being encouraged to ask others which pronouns they use.
Also fighting for change is sex education campaigner- Chanel Contos.
Chanel has been making changes in NSW and now is working with the Victorian Government on modifying the ‘Respectful Relationships’ lessons in school.
She hopes that her proposed new lessons will teach students about “toxic masculinity” and “slut shaming” and will include a specific section on consent.
There are destressing conversations in the video below but they need to be heard:
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