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Motherhood or Parenthood? Read this comment and share your thoughts.

Posted on February 8, 2012 at 9:35 PM



Comment received this week at Motherhood Lotus:

"I first found your products at Becoming Mothers, and I like them very much! The logo is funny and charming and I like the products on which it appears. However, I have not purchased any of them because I would prefer it if they said "Parenthood" instead of "Motherhood".


I think that having only "motherhood" on your logo is neglectful towards fathers, and perhaps indirectly towards women who don't bear their own children. This is because the most natural explanation for not including fathers is that they don't carry the baby for nine months nor breastfeed, which is also true of mothers who adopt or use surrogates. This is why I suggest "parenthood" - it honors everybody who is a parent, regardless of gender or how they came to be a parent.


You may have heard this suggestion before, but I hope that you will consider it and my reasons for it!"

Best,

Sienna

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3 Comments

Reply Paula Wittner
10:22 AM on February 9, 2012 
Its about motherhood which is different from fatherhood...and mothers who use surrogates are still mothers.
Reply Danielle
8:54 PM on February 18, 2012 
One that adopts or uses a surrogate IS a Mother!
Reply Grace
6:37 PM on February 26, 2012 
I prefer motherhood. And I definitely agree with the other comments below that any woman who "mothers" experiences motherhood. I understand that fathers and other "non-mothering" parents (grandparents, etc.) would like product options for them, and there are many out there already on the market. PLEASE do not do away with the motherhood design. I LOVE it!!!! It is not at all "neglectful" towards fathers to create motherhood specific products!! That's ridiculous. Sounds like there might be some rather insecure fathers out their with jealousy issues if you ask me.