In case is not specific enough, there are currently the following tags:

1) Female

2) Male

Only currently has a tag info:

Questions about being a father specifically, as opposed to a parent, where the gender of the parent is specifically relevant.

This makes clear that is simply a synonym of .

What to do about the situation regarding and :

  1. Declare them tag synonyms?
  2. Could have a potentially different meaning and so change the tag info instead?

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I believe that we need only those three tags:

This means that would have to be created and both, and , to become its tag synonyms.

This would keep it more consistent ( & ) and less colloquial (even though dad is probably widely understood, everyone who learns English surely knows father).

I'm not sure if could have a meaning of its own - judging from the questions this doesn't seem to be the case.

  • Looks good to me!
    – Joe
    Commented Jul 20, 2018 at 16:37

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