Return the use of "master pages" instead of "parent pages"
In the latest version Adobe decided that their job was to educate us to speak proper language, which is why the word "master pages" was replaced with "parent pages".
We do not find any problem with the phrase "master pages" and believe that it is not Adobe's role to dictate policy according to progressive agendas.
We demand to return to the previous concept of "master pages".
The term "parent pages" is confusing and misleading, with all the documentation of the software on the web for 2 decades referring to master pages.
Words paint pictures that speak loudly. The use of words with racist, sexist, oppressive connotations, overtones, or history can make the reader feel hurt, traumatized, or unwelcome. With this in mind, non-inclusive content and reference imagery in Adobe's products are being replaced with those that reflect the company's core values of diversity and inclusion.
As part of this effort, in the latest version of InDesign (version 17.0), Master Pages have been renamed to Parent Pages within the application.
This is what adobe is focused on besides making their programs work.
Dick B commented
This has 4x as many upvotes as the request to change the language from master to parent.
I am curious to know where the pressure came from to change it originally if it wasn't from the user base.
The change to "Parent" was utterly stupid, but changing it back isn't really necessary, especially as it's possible to rename the pages back to "Master" manually. Simply right-click on the name of the Parent Page, select "Parent Options for [name of parent page]" and change the name! Going back would just wind everyone up even more.
Who is "we"? This is a non-issue, except to the oversensitive and backward. "Master" comes from a root word meaning "more" or "greater than." Same root as "magistrate," for example. "Parent," on the other hand comes from a root word meaning "to bring forth." That's a better sense in this context. Parent and child are already used in coding anyway.
My advice is to take a breath, then worry about something important. Life is change. You'll get used to it. Adobe is wise to ignore regressive agendas.
I'd be all for the name change if it was talking about any living thing. But for inanimate objects, master means, "an original from which copies can be made."
By changing it to "parent," Adobe needlessly humanized a piece of software after misinterpreting their own use of the word "master."
Toby Nelson commented