“Mother” is NOT a dirty word !

2 Feb

motherhood is a feminist issue

The British Medical Association has recently issued some guidelines discouraging their own staff to call pregnant women “mothers” in order to not offend the transgender community.

We will demonstrate to express our opposition to that move in the strongest terms.
We see that move as a way to deny women the right to talk about their experience of birth and motherhood.

The word for adult human female is “woman”.
The word for adult human female who is pregnant is “mother”.
THESE ARE NOT DIRTY WORDS !

Only the female of the species can get pregnant and we will not pretend otherwise.
“People” do not get pregnant.
“Men” do not get pregnant.
Noticing and naming biological differences between the sexes is called science, these are biological facts.
Naming biological facts is not “exclusive”
Naming biological facts is not hate speech.
Naming biological facts is not bigotry.
Naming biological facts is not…

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One Response to ““Mother” is NOT a dirty word !”

  1. roughseasinthemed 2017/02/02 at 11:51 pm #

    And what about the other person involved in the process of bringing a child into the world. Are they not being referred to as fathers? Or is this just have-a-go-at-women? Not that I’m suggesting the BMA is full of men and male doctors are notoriously sexist.

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