A lesbian mom’s post has gone viral on the internet, as she pressured teachers, to stop saying ‘moms and dads’ to young boys and girls in the classroom.
Associate Professor Sirry Alang, from Pennsylvania, used Twitter as a tool to highlight that every family is different, they are different in size and shape, and not everyone has a mom or dad, and some of the children don’t have either.
In the Twitter post, she said to the teachers, the classroom conversations are in everyone’s homes, the number of times the teacher has said “your mom and dad” to her kid’s class is irritating.
Later on, she praised one ‘brave’ kid in her child’s class who corrected the teacher about their family. The child said that “I can only tell my grandma at lunchtime, because me and my sister, we only live with our grandma.”
At that time Sirry Alang’s own daughter came up to speak about the certainty that she doesn’t have a father in their family.
She added in her tweet that her daughter said, she doesn’t have a dad, but that’s okay because mom said every family is different and my mother is gay, and gay means she only dates women.
Afterward, she also mentioned that the teacher has apologized and said that from now on she will say ‘parent’ or ‘adult who is helping you at home’.
The post on Twitter reached more than 83,000 likes and hundreds of comments from people complimenting and encouraging her.
Some of the commenters suggested alternative words as ‘caregiver, the adults who care for you, your supervisory figures, and your folks’’ instead of using ‘moms and dads’.
Furthermore, commenters expressed their gratitude to her, also thanked her for sharing, it is important to remember that every child is in a different situation.