Now you can’t say ‘MUM’ at work: Politically correct activists warn employers referring to ‘sexist’ gender roles could offend staff

Now you can’t say ‘MUM’ at work: Politically correct activists warn employers referring to ‘sexist’ gender roles could offend staff, by Stephen Johnson.

Politically-correct activists are charging workplaces $1,800 an hour to teach employees about apparently harmful and sexist words — like ‘mum’.

Former army chief David Morrison appears in a Diversity Council of Australia video where he confronts a memo next to dirty dishes in a work kitchen with a younger, female colleague.

‘Clean up after yourself. Your mum doesn’t work here,’ it says.

With a stern expression, the retired lieutenant-general and 2016 Australian of the Year pulls out a highlighter and adds the word ‘dad’ to the poster.

The Diversity Council of Australia, which Mr Morrison chairs, charges workplaces $3,600 for two-hour sessions on ‘inclusive leadership’.

However, they can get the workplace lectures for $2,500 if they become a member of the council.

Former Labor leader Mark Latham slammed the whole idea of workplaces paying to be lectured on politically-correct language.

‘That’s so pathetic it’s laughable,’ he said on his weekly Mark Latham’s Outsiders program on Wednesday.

‘Imagine being a corporation with so much money you can afford thousands of dollars to send your staff to learn about dirty coffee cups and a sign, “It’s all wrong, it’s all terrible, it’s the end of the world”.