I was sent this link earlier:
Aside from the fact that I’ve been encouraged to nominate a mumpreneur after the deadline has passed, I’d like to note, for the record, my extreme hatred of the word ‘mumpreneur’.
This is a word that is utterly irrelevant and unnecessary to the English language, much like the phrase ‘female police officer’. We don’t need to know. Invent a product, or a service, or a business and make it work, we already have a magnificent word to describe you: entrepreneur.
The word entrepreneur is magnificently, deliciously, marvellously gender neutral. It doesn’t need to be adapted to include the female gender such as gingerbreadperson, personholecover or herstory (words that will never take off because apart from anything they are ridiculously clumsy). Why abandon this in favour of patronising the female entrepreneur?
It may well be that the experience of being a parent, and the changing demands on her time create the platform from which the woman comes up with a new idea, but I think it’s fair to say that experience and where you are in life will be the basis of any entrepreneurial idea.
I shall leave this with a link to a magnificent product invented by a group of parents.
Needless to say, they are not referred to as dadpreneurs.