And I do agree. This thread was obviously set up to explore people's opinions, so I have no issue in here with different thoughts - as long as they are conveyed respectfully.
But in greater society, I really do take your point. I feel for anyone who hides away like that, for fear of people getting the wrong idea. The last thing any mother needs is to be worried about what other people think, and unfortunately we do all seem to have to do that - for varying reasons.