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Readers’ comments: How dare Mrs May presume to know better than mums?


In response to TCW’s top read of the year: Mrs May’s war on motherhood 

Roy Davey-Jenkins wrote:

How the plainly spoken, common sense words of Erica Komisar, in the short video, resonated with me. Who can really doubt that her findings have a ring of truth about them? There was an internal witness, an innate accord, an immediate heart up-vote as she spoke.

Conversely, what depression, what nigh-on automatic rejection rises within when the government’s vision is enunciated. One just knows that the outcome of a further widespread implementation of these fundamentally flawed ideas will be even more unhappy disorder that will run throughout society.

When we wish each other a Happy New Year (as I now do to you all) may we increasingly be thinking, when we express those desires, about the re-found happiness that will come from a recovery of basic common sense truisms, in all walks of life.

Via God’s helping hand, these truisms can surface again, and lead us back to sanity.

Cynthia wood wrote:

How does the childless Mrs May presume to know better than the millions of real ‘Mums’ how to run the lives of themselves and their families?

May has proved herself to be utterly incompetent in higher affairs of state, so what gives her the right to impose her social engineering theories on others? Answer: No right, she is utterly unqualified.
The woman is beyond contempt.

Colonel Mustard wrote:

A key issue is whether women choose to work or have to work. The system is rigged for the latter and that underlying issue has been clouded by feminist notions of ‘equality’. No wonder the corporate globalists and the feminists are such cosy co-collaborators.

I know a couple who both work long hours for mediocre remuneration. The wife would much prefer not to have to in order to spend more time as a mother and home-maker. But their family priorities are making sure they have a roof over their head and can pay all the bills, no mean feat in Two-Incomes to Survive, Rip-Off Britain.

Paulski replied:

This is it in a nutshell. The noise comes from those who work from choice and fulfilment who cannot understand those who work from necessity.

A man who has a wife and children at home is far more likely to understand the issues of family life than a childless, professional woman who thinks life is all about ‘career’.

Most women have jobs that they would probably rather not have. Some are fortunate to have jobs they may like but most would rather not do them full-time, especially when the children are young.

Most men plough on in whatever job they have when children come along, usually working more hours.

Two incomes, two jobs, two tired parents and a big mortgage. Reality for most.

Tom B wrote:

Get mothers back to work ASAP, get the kids in daycare ASAP then complain about the bizarre behaviour of millennials.

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