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

Started Jun-8 by Showtalk; 2108 views.

That is part of the problem today, lack of tolerance for others.  I've lost "friends" who didn't like my views on whatever.  Their loss, not mine. I've long felt our freedom of speech is dying or dead, if you say something the other person doesn't like... there goes the name calling or worse.

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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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