to wonder if the concept of a 'yummy mummy' is a feminist issue, a class issue or just my issue

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IveNoIntentionOfMakingCupcakes Sat 13-Oct-12 20:24:51

Yesterday, I met a father who made a comment about me being a 'yummy mummy'. At the time I smiled, was slightly embarrassed and also slightly irritated but I wasn't all that sure why?

Maybe it was just because he was a smarmy git but maybe it was something more. I have only ever heard the term used to imply that a woman is attractive and/or that a woman is middle class. It seems to me that the whole concept of 'yummy mummies' implies that there is also a group that are not 'yummy' and that's quite insulting really. AIBU?

UltraBOF Wed 17-Oct-12 08:29:49

Why? That sounds like an odd thing to say. They are both pretty disparaging, but I would have thought that was even worse.

snooter Wed 17-Oct-12 08:35:13

I'd rather be thought sexy than a decorative airhead. Agree neither is flattering - just thinking if I had to choose

furrygoldone Wed 17-Oct-12 09:22:55

I thought the phrase came from a book about how to be a yummy mummy, I saw the women who wrote it in breakfast years ago, it stuck in my mind because she made some comment about how working mothers couldn't be yummy mummies and I decided she was an arse and that it was a dreadful phrase.

thekidsrule Wed 17-Oct-12 09:32:26

well i could think of worse names to be called wink

hell do people really get upset about this

pongysticks Wed 17-Oct-12 09:43:22

McHappyPants2012 i'm with you the MILF one was said to me once I was a bit hmm seeing as my eldest DS is 9. I did have to ask what it meant though so having it explained was a bit embarrassing - Yummy mummy annoys me a bit, it sort of leans towards saying that there isn;t much going on between the ears, just coffees, shopping and driving round in a nice car.

MoomieAndFreddie Wed 17-Oct-12 10:48:54

someone bought me that how to be a yummy mummy hmm book before i had DC1

it made me really angry, it was the most shallow load of shit i had ever read

there is loads of really offensive shit in it, and at one point she says you are doomed to a bucket fanny if you have a natural birth. (i paraphrase, but thats the gist of it)

WitchesTit Wed 17-Oct-12 11:04:20

It's a media invention.

First choose a rhyme. Then think up a demographic that it could apply to.

"Ummm what does 'daddy' rhyme with? Oh yeah, 'Laddy'. Lets have 'Laddy Daddies' who are like, lads who are also dads!"
They're all over the place, haven't you seen them?? They're the ones resting their pint on their babybjorn while wiping dribble off their skinny jeans.

Someone once said that witch burning could have been made more appealing if there'd been a rhyming slogan behind the campaign, "Snitch on a witch and we'll burn the bitch" was the example given i believe (thanks Ian Hislop).

You can coose whether you want to be part of it. Or not.

WitchesTit Wed 17-Oct-12 11:14:15

choose although coose away if that's what floats yer boat. grin

It's just another crap media driven 'stereotype' - I ignore it completely.

apart from this thread obviously grin

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