June 23, 2012 10:46 AM
Cherie Blair attacks stay-at-home momsUgh.
So sad that career women have to justify their own choice by attacking those of others. The illogical leaps in her thinking are downright painful.
'Yummy mummies': Cherie Blair, wife of Tony Blair, attacks stay-at-home moms
LONDON, June 20, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Cherie Blair, wife of the former British prime minister, has said that she worries young women are turning their backs on feminism by regarding motherhood as an acceptable alternative to a career.
"Every woman needs to be self-sufficient and in that way you really don't have a choice - for your own satisfaction," Blair told Fortune magazine's Most Powerful Women event held at Claridge's in London last night, according to The Telegraph. "You hear these yummy mummies talk about being the best possible mother and they put all their effort into their children."
"Yummy mummy" is a UK slang term typically used to describe young, attractive women who live on their husband's wealth, staying home full-time with their children.
Blair suggested that children raised in households with a full-time mom lack a sense of independence and can't make their way in the world because their moms don't have "professional ambition." "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," she remarked.
Adding that women who decide to get married to rich men and "retire" at home are unfulfilled and "dangerous," Blair said, "you think how can they even imagine that is the way to fulfil yourself, how dangerous it is."
Blair said her view of motherhood was shaped by her own experience of her father abandoning her mother when she was a child.Read more at LifeSiteNews