Feminist author Germaine Greer voiced her disapproval of Sir Elton John naming his husband, David Furnish, ‘mother’ of their two sons.
Zachary, four, and Elijah, two, were born from the same anonymous egg donor.
Germaine said that naming David as mother is damaging to the idea of motherhood.
“Sir Elton John and his “wife’ David Furnish have entered on the birth certificate of their two sons that David Furnish is the mother. I’m sorry. That will give you an idea of how the concept of motherhood has emptied out. It’s gone. It’s been deconstructed,” she said at the Hay Festival, a festival that brings together writers and readers from across the globe.
“Sometimes I think that really the problem is the concept of motherhood, which we can’t give any real structure to,” she explained.