A MUM has been left furious after her husband got kicked out of a baby group for being a man.
The woman said she has been left livid after she was told that other members of the group felt “uncomfortable” with having “a penis in the group environment.”
A mum was furious after her husband was kicked out of a baby group[/caption]
The livid mum took it to Mumsnet to report that her husband was asked not to return to their son’s baby music group.
She shared a copy of the email she received from the group’s female leader that read: “I hope you’re well and your return to work went smoothly.
“Just to let you know, a few of the mums messaged me after Monday’s session to express discomfort at having a penis in the group environment.
“They expressed they felt uncomfortable breastfeeding with him in the room and we want the group to always be a safe and inclusive space for breastfeeding mummies.
“I am a small business so think it’s best that he doesn’t attend again. Sorry for the inconvenience, I’ll refund any sessions you have pre-paid.”
The mum explained that she was initially taking her baby to the group herself but after she returned to work her husband took over.
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“I returned to work two weeks ago, my husband is now a full-time stay-at-home dad to our eight-month-old son and he’s loving it.
“He’s a brilliant father and this will be the set up until our son starts school.
“I attended a baby music group with my son since he was two months old, and he really enjoys it (as much as a little baby enjoys anything!).
“Nowhere in the literature of the group does it refer to mums, everything is ‘baby and parent’ so I assumed my husband attending the group instead of me would be fine.
“I told the group leader three weeks ago that my husband would be bringing our son from now on and she was totally fine about it.”
The mum continued by saying there are two more baby groups in her town but are specifically for mums so this was the only one her husband could take their son to.
She added that she was left “absolutely livid” by the email because the group leader felt the need to “refer to my husband by his genitals.”
The post sparked outrage among other mums who branded the incident “shocking discrimination.”
One said: “shocking discrimination. I would also be livid.
hang on…just re read….did she actually really only refer to him by his genitals?!
That is so offensive.”
Another one added: It’s definitely discriminatory. That’s a horrid email. I’d be livid too!”
The new mum later updated her post and said she spoke to the group leader and her husband was allowed back in the group.
She wrote: “Her [the group leader’s] original outrage at my husband’s presence had nothing to do with breastfeeding!
“She was annoyed because they all go for coffee after and she felt awkward not inviting my husband but didn’t want him there.
“I got an email from the group leader saying she had been told the complaint wasn’t genuine and doesn’t represent the feelings of the majority of the group.
“My husband will be going back.”
Mumsnet users branded the incident “discrimination”[/caption]