It’s mothers against mothers

I didn’t know this, but there’s an organization called Mothers Against Illegal Aliens (MAIA). And they’veMag
apparently received a letter from the more famous Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) telling them to drop the "Mothers Against" part of their name or face legal action.

Blogger Stephen Lemons calls it the "Mother" of all catfights and points out that there are a number of other "Mothers Against" groups that have apparently not received cease-and-desist letters from MADD.

Have you ever Googled "Mothers Against"? There’s a Mothers Against
Methamphetamine, a Mothers Against Sexual Abuse, Mothers Against
Circumcision (no sharp kitchen implements allowed), Mothers Against
Guns, Mothers Against School Hazing (for all you wimps out there),
Mothers Against Munchausen’s Syndrome by Proxy, Mothers Against Gang
Wars, Mothers Against Violence, Mothers Against Teen Violence, Mothers
Against the Draft, Mothers Against Arpaio (our fave, BTW), Mothers
Against Blogging, Mothers Against Dog Chaining, Mothers Against
Senseless Killings, Mothers Against Brain Injury (is anyone out there for
brain injury?), Mothers Against Genetic Engineering, Mothers Against
Pornography Addiction (keep ’em away from me!), and on and on. There’s
even a Mothers Against Peeing Standing Up,
made up of "moms… and other concerned individuals who want to stop
peeing standing up, support the victims (those who have to clean up),
and prevent unnecessary urine stream fragmentation." [Link]

With so many "Mothers Against" groups, you have to wonder: What are all the fathers against? Here are just a few groups I’d like to form: Fathers Against Shopping,  Fathers Against Heavy Luggage, Fathers Against Football Interruptions, Fathers Against Cuddling for Cuddling’s Sake, and, of course, Fathers Against ‘Mothers Against Illegal Aliens.’

Photo credit: Daniel Greene

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