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Should the word Mother be replaced with Birthing Person?   The Serious You: How Current Events Affect You

Started 6/8/21 by Showtalk; 2299 views.
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Jun-16

I will too.  I can’t even imagine saying birthing person when I talk about my own mother. What would be the new term for fathers?

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Jun-16

It’s ironic that freedom of speech only applies if you use the new terms.

I have not heard, I'm curious though how wacky it would be!

I totally agree with  you. That's why I rarely pipe up about things.

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Jun-16

There isn’t a comparable term for males, except they may not be males anymore.  From what I saw, even those who want the language changed don’t care for the term birthing person.  It’s too vague and it could be confused with a midwife, who is now known by some as a doula.  That is in accurate, too because a doula doesn’t perform medical care.  The more they try to change it, the more confusing it gets.

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Jun-16

I like hearing a lot of opinions, so I don’t mind discussing alternatives but we had to move away from politics in this forum due to fighting.  

They can change without me, I'm keeping things as they are.

I do too, and that is why I don't like discussing it, some forums, oh my gosh, I couldn't exit the fast enough LOL  It's a shame people are like that, it's their way or else.

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Jun-16

You won’t be alone It’s almost impossible to change the language for everyone, even if they are on board.  People slip up. I have a friend whose son became a woman. His mother was fine with it but can’t remember the new name or the right pronoun.  She wants to but she can’t.

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Jun-16

That is why some people don’t post here anymore.  A few kept pushing it and lost privileges.  A long as they are polite, they can post, but once the attacks became personal, no.  I’ve never run a political forum before and I don’t want to now.

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