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.
Former army chief David Morrison (right) appears in a Diversity Council of Australia video
With a stern expression, the retired lieutenant-general adds the word ‘dad’ to a work memo
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 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”.
Media commentator Mark Latham mocked diversity activists for campaign on coffee cups
‘Your biggest corporate challenge is, “Your mum doesn’t work here” and you’ve got to change it to, “Mum and dad”.’
In the video, Mr Morrison says sexist language is ‘plain bad for you’.
‘I’m talking about the power of words,’ he said.
The Diversity Council of Australia declined to address Mr Latham’s attack on its Words At Work program, launched last year.
But it referred Daily Mail Australia to its June 2016 media release which said ‘non-inclusive language contributes to and continues stereotyping’.
‘Non-inclusive language harms people who witness it as well as the intended targets,’ it said.