Primark are at in now!

(41 Posts)
MrsFin Thu 14-Oct-21 13:27:55

I can't link but the DM are reporting that people are upset with Primark for calling it's new pregnancy clothing "the parenthood collection"
angry
Jeez - how do we stop this ridiculousness?

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NecessaryScene Thu 14-Oct-21 13:29:08

But surely it's a good idea to spruce up dads' fashion too?

MrsFin Thu 14-Oct-21 13:30:27

Yes, because Dads need new clothes when women are pregnant.

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NecessaryScene Thu 14-Oct-21 13:31:51

This is kind of Victorian, isn't it?

Pregnancy - or anything related - too shameful to actually mention.

"Parenthood". Sigh.

And relying on everyone knowing what the euphemisms mean...

NecessaryScene Thu 14-Oct-21 13:33:31

Although, to be fair, "maternity" is also something of a euphemism itself... Just rather clearer.

MonsignorMirth Thu 14-Oct-21 13:36:02

Is is actually maternity clothes specifically designed for bumps, or does it have some function relating to being parents?

NecessaryScene Thu 14-Oct-21 13:43:28

does it have some function relating to being parents?

I'm intrigued to think what this would be. What do parents need from their clothes, particularly? hmm

Maybe it is just a fashion/image thing. Designer stains?

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Glassofshloer Thu 14-Oct-21 13:44:52

MrsFin

Yes, because Dads need new clothes when women are pregnant.

Haha!

Yep it’s pathetic - maternity is a nice sounding word, ‘parenthood’ makes me think of serious types wearing sludgy coloured anoraks and unflattering dungarees.

MonsignorMirth Thu 14-Oct-21 13:45:18

What do parents need from their clothes, particularly?

Well I don't know, hence asking... but in my case it'd involve an elasticated waistband. Maybe a big slogan hoody saying "just leave me alone for 5 poxy minutes! "

kitkatsky Thu 14-Oct-21 13:47:22

MonsignorMirth

*What do parents need from their clothes, particularly?*

Well I don't know, hence asking... but in my case it'd involve an elasticated waistband. Maybe a big slogan hoody saying "just leave me alone for 5 poxy minutes! "


😂😂😂

Whitefire Thu 14-Oct-21 13:50:10

MonsignorMirth

*What do parents need from their clothes, particularly?*

Well I don't know, hence asking... but in my case it'd involve an elasticated waistband. Maybe a big slogan hoody saying "just leave me alone for 5 poxy minutes! "

And plenty of pockets.

GrasssInPocket Thu 14-Oct-21 13:53:13

And plenty of pockets

You beat me to it! grin Also stainproof and eminently washable. And non-iron, of course...

TheOrigRights Thu 14-Oct-21 13:53:23

MonsignorMirth

*What do parents need from their clothes, particularly?*

Well I don't know, hence asking... but in my case it'd involve an elasticated waistband. Maybe a big slogan hoody saying "just leave me alone for 5 poxy minutes! "

There is a market for parenthood clothing along these lines.

"Don't talk to me unless there is fire or blood"

GeorgiaMcGraw Thu 14-Oct-21 13:53:29

Well if they're calling maternity clothes "parenthood" clothes, I'm definitely not going there. Shame, I could do with quite a few maternity clothes right now! I reject anybody who thinks words like "mother" and "maternity" are shameful or taboo.

Ghostsintheshelf Thu 14-Oct-21 13:54:17

I'm hoping for clothes made from plasticy material that you can scrub vomit and other bodily fluids from quite quickly.

Tesla73 Thu 14-Oct-21 13:57:24

Primark have been at it for ages - you only have to look at their store fronts every time Pride comes around and the Pride range of clothes

When i go to Brum i see loads of woke youngsters with the Primark rainbow tote bags

Soubriquet Thu 14-Oct-21 13:57:56

Wonder if any will say “we are pregnant” envy

ErrolTheDragon Thu 14-Oct-21 13:59:34

Anyone's DP up for complaining that the 'parenthood collection' doesn't seem have anything in his size?

HerRoyalWitchyness Thu 14-Oct-21 14:01:23

Wonder if any will say “we are pregnant”
.of course they will because women can't have anything to ourselves.

HerRoyalWitchyness Thu 14-Oct-21 14:02:54

Anyone's DP up for complaining that the 'parenthood collection' doesn't seem have anything in his size?
I'm sure I can convince my 6 foot 4 and 19 St friend to put a complaint in. He can't buy clothes from primark anyway as nothing fits him

chesirecat99 Thu 14-Oct-21 14:04:14

Surely if you are pregnant but don't identify as a woman, you probably don't want women's maternity clothes? Do they actually have men's clothes that incorporate room for a bump in the range? Or is this just lip service?

HerRoyalWitchyness Thu 14-Oct-21 14:07:27

chesirecat99 surely if you don't identify as a woman, being pregnant, something only women can do, is the last thing you would want to be.

EdgeOfACoin Thu 14-Oct-21 14:07:40

What really irritates me is that I went into a branch of Primark not so long ago looking for maternity clothes. They didn't sell any in store.

M&S, New Look and Next all told me that they only sell maternity clothes online now, not in store. Even though I wanted maternity leggings that day and didn't want to order them online!

So it annoys me when companies like Primark purport to be oh-so inclusive and woke-wash their products by renaming the maternity range 'parenthood clothes' or whatever, but then when a pregnant woman actually needs to buy a fairly basic wardrobe staple from their store, they don't cater for her at all. Funnily enough, my husband did not have any issues buying clothes that day, because impending parenthood has not had the same effect on his body as it has mine.

Bought my leggings online from a non-high-street retailer in the end. Plan to buy my baby's clothes elsewhere as well.

Manteo Thu 14-Oct-21 14:14:28

They did use the word maternity in the Instagram post announcing the range, I don't get the outrage?

thepiratequeen Thu 14-Oct-21 14:23:26

www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-10091467/Shoppers-SLAM-woke-Primarks-gender-neutral-parenthood-collection.html

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