OK, maybe this doesn’t quite count as a ‘weasel word’ but it irritated me this week so I’m posting it anyway.
I love seeing how people refer to themselves in their mini bios on their blogs and social media sites like Twitter. Some are afraid to admit who they are and where they live, so leave it blank. Some are plain and factual. Some humble. Some display an ego beyond comprehension. And others describe themselves in terms that may seem exotic but aren’t.
The other day I saw someone who called herself a ‘Mumtrepreneur’. I know I have seen this term used before, but suddenly it grated. It begs the question – are there also Dadtrepreneurs? Or are they all confident enough to call themselves an entrepreneur without having to define themselves by their family role or reproductive status? Given that (say) 75 percent of women are mothers at some stage of their life, is there anything unusual about being a Mumtrepreneur? Why would someone call themselves this?