Thank goodness her husband retired!

Cherie Blair attacks ‘yummy mummies’
Telegraph (UK) 19 June 2012
Cherie Blair has attacked “yummy mummies” who focus on raising their children at the expense of their careers, suggesting their children lack a sense of independence. The wife of the former Prime Minister also accused some young women of seeking to “marry a rich husband and retire” instead of working. Mrs Blair, a QC and mother of four, criticised women who “put all their effort into their children” instead of working. Mothers who go out to work are setting a better example for their children, she said. Addressing a gathering of “powerful” women at one of London’s most expensive hotels, Mrs Blair said she was worried that today’s young women are turning their backs on the feminism of their mothers’ generation. Some women now regard motherhood as an acceptable alternative to a career, Mrs Blair said. Instead, women should strive for both. “Every woman needs to be self-sufficient and in that way you really don’t have a choice – for your own satisfaction; you hear these yummy mummies talk about being the best possible mother and they put all their effort into their children. I also want to be the best possible mother, but I know that my job as a mother includes bringing my children up so actually they can live without me.”


4 comments for “Thank goodness her husband retired!

  1. Janne
    19 June 2012 at 3:10 pm

    It is very encouraging to see that the response to her nonsense is overwhelmingly negative.

  2. Rhona
    19 June 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Yes, but Cameron’s no better.

  3. Melissa
    19 June 2012 at 4:18 pm

    The real test of her theory will be how healthy her children are psychologically and relationally later in life. Let’s wait and see.

  4. bburn
    19 June 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Why does she constantly use the wrong pronoun: her railing only makes sense when put into the first person singular. Mind you, she does seem to be claiming everyone should think as she thinks, and do as she does.

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