School Discontinues Mother's Day to Avoid Offense: 'It's Not Binary' Keely Compson May 11, 2019 News Imagine being so deluded that you get offended at something as simple as Mother's Day. A school in Melbourne, Australia has done away with Mother's Day because it celebrates only mothers. Imagine that. The principal of Brunswick East Primary School stated that they will now call it "Acknowledgement Day" because they "no longer subscribe to a binary world." Sounds like he's stating they no longer live in reality and have instead boarded the train to imagination station. The Daily Mail reports, “In previous years, the school has hosted a fundraising stall where children could buy Mother's Day merchandise such as mugs, trinkets, candles and soaps.” The stall will now be known as the "appreciation stall." Principal Janet Di Pilla sent out a newsletter to parents that reads, "You will see further in this newsletter a fantastic poster for our first “Acknowledgment Day.” We will be holding 2 of these days each year; one to coincide with the “traditional” Mother’s Day and the other to coincide with the “traditional” Father’s Day." "There has been a lot of discussion about the reason we celebrate these days and the naming of the celebration. I believe that days like this are important because we do need to stop and show gratitude for those around us. However, it is also very important that we make these occasions as inclusive as possible," she continued. I sincerely hope that this change in name will show that we as a community recognize that our families are not made up of any particular combination of people and that we no longer subscribe to a binary world." Pilla added. "I am sorry that in the past we have offended some members of our community and I hope that this acknowledgment goes some way to address any hurt which has occurred in the past," the principal concluded.