What's wrong with "parents"? Is that offensive to single mothers these days, or something? "Breeders" gives the impression of a group of people who do nothing but ceaselessly procreate, possibly for money. For surrogate mothers or sperm-bank donors, fair enough but these are very rare and specialised cases. No-one else should be described in those terms.

It's a horrible word, please stop using it.

BurningTongues - Do i detect a note of hypocrisy here? It's quite possible for discrimination/harassment cases to brought for using homophobic terms. Doing it back it is
  • a) Snide
  • b) Self-destructive
For example, i can imagine being called a "breeder" being used as a fair defence for a homophobic insult.