Cherie Blair is wrong. A woman to admire, a strong female and a lady with a great career, but she is still wrong. Wrong for attacking women who put all their effort into their children. Firstly, I’d like to find one mother who doesn’t find parenting difficult and wonders whether working is a better option sometimes.
Cherie Blair is naive for saying what she did. It is easy for a woman with her background to go and get a career. Note I say career, not work. I am not belittling her career at all or her hard work (it is formidable) but she has no idea what life is really like if she thinks that being a parent is the “easy” option. I’m not a parent and I am chasing a career, but with the struggles, difficulties and hardship I’ve seen my mum suffer to get an education off her own back, I think Cherie needs to go and speak to these women about why they may not be in work or why they choose not to be.
Striving for both is incredibly difficult as I’m sure several mothers who work can tell her. Although I agree that no parent should be dependent on others, to argue that they are letting feminism down is naive. True feminism as I see it is the freedom to do what I want- not what society wants, not what my family wants and not what Cherie wants.