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Monday, August 29, 2005

ODT on Clark's ignorant feminist agenda

...the Labour Party's leader - a woman without comparable experience of bringing up her own family within the domestic hearth - has been pronouncing on creating conditions for "confident and secure families", and of something she has called an "ownership society". Ms Clark may have a theoretical knowledge of the struggle many women face to balance the care of their families with the need to earn money, but she can have no realistic understanding of the rewards experienced by parents who choose to raise children within the home, with one parent always present, and on one family income. Motherhood as a career option is as valid as any other, but "unpaid" and therefore, apparently, judged as making no measurable contribution to the economy.
Read it all, as they say.

Posted by Antarctic Lemur | 8/29/2005 02:38:00 PM

4 Comments:

Blogger tincanman said...

Well said. The one thing they're missing though is the idea of a stay-at-home father. I'd like to think that a father can provide the same family cohesiveness that a mother can and it's more and more possible for us to keep our careers at home as well.

8/29/2005 02:53:00 PM  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

I don't think this Government is interested in stay-at-home parents at all. After all, bugger all of them have any experience at it themselves.

Why isn't National playing this angle more strongly?

8/29/2005 03:05:00 PM  
Blogger Keith said...

tincanman--and we could work in the shed like proper blokes at the same time. :-)

There's no reason at all why men can't do every bit as good a job looking after the kids. I did it for a year and found it immensely satisfying.

8/29/2005 03:13:00 PM  
Blogger tincanman said...

There's a lot of angles that need to be played and played better. After all, we're aware of them - why not the rest of NZ as well?

How did you do it Keith? Was it a step off the unknown or did you have the wif as a safety net, etc.?

8/29/2005 04:18:00 PM  

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