Any parent who’s ever had to change a crying, wriggling baby’s nappy in a parents’ room will know it’s not an easy task.
Now imagine being abused while doing so, simply because of your gender.
A Sunshine Coast mother has shared her account of just that, when she witnessed a mother shouting at a “sicko” father struggling to change his son in the parents’ room of a shopping centre.
“This happened just over a month ago but seeing as how everytime I use the PARENTS change room there are people rudely staring at DADS who go in to change their child I thought I would share (sic),” Mikaa Ives wrote on a local parenting Facebook group page.
Upon taking her daughter into the parents’ room at the Kawana shopping centre, Ives said she witnessed another mother accuse a father also changing his son of being “a sicko” and staring at her naked children.
“There was a dad in the middle of changing his sons nappy, already having a difficult time with his son not wanting to be changed the lady piped up and started abusing the dad for being in the parents room. “it’s only for mothers, get out you sicko” literally saying she would call security and say he was staring at her naked kids if he didn’t leave the room (sic),” Ives wrote.