“Global term” my foot. I’m a mother, dammit.
Yes, you are a parental unit, at least according to the State Department,‘Mother,’ ‘Father’ Changing to ‘Parent One,’ ‘Parent Two’ on Passport Applications
The words “mother” and “father” will be removed from U.S. passport applications and replaced with gender neutral terminology, the State Department says.
“The words in the old form were ‘mother’ and ‘father,’” said Brenda Sprague, deputy assistant Secretary of State for Passport Services. “They are now ‘parent one’ and ‘parent two.’”
As The Prisoner said, “I am not a number!”
Sprague said the decision to remove the traditional parenting names was not an act of political correctness.
Of course not. It was yet another asinine decision from a faceless bureaucracy to turn you into a number.