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Introducing, the Renaming Revolution

Team Peanut4 months ago2 min read

We’ve had enough. We’re calling out the outdated terminology women experience throughout fertility and motherhood.

Peanut’s Renaming Revolution

In case you missed it, last week Chrissy Teigen (yes, the Chrissy Teigen) stepped in to offer her support after she spotted someone on Peanut sharing their experience of being called a geriatric mother by their doctor.

Chrissy shared the post on Twitter (with permission) and sparked a viral conversation about hurtful and archaic medical terms like geriatric mother, incompetent cervix, and spontaneous abortion.

We didn’t expect such a huge response. So we reached out to you - our community - to ask you how you felt about the language used throughout all stages of motherhood. Hundreds of you came forward. In fact, you created the most engaged conversation on Peanut, ever. Period.

As you told us how these terms made you feel shamed, judged, and ultimately, unsupported, we knew we had to do something.

So, today we’re launching the Renaming Revolution.

What’s the Renaming Revolution?

The Renaming Revolution is a movement to reform the subtly sexist vocabulary women experience throughout fertility, pregnancy, and motherhood. Because, honestly, we’ve had enough.

We’re teaming up with Chrissy, as well as Amanda Montell, an author and language scholar, Dr. Jessica Zucker, psychologist and author, Dr. Viviana Coles, President of the National Sex Therapy Institute, and Dr. Somi Javaid, an OB/GYN. Together, we’ll create a new glossary of terms that empowers women and reflects modern motherhood.

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