Government's insult to home mothers (letter)by Colin JoryNews Weekly
, February 19, 2011
I have just witnessed on television the Gillard Government's advertisement promoting its pseudo paid parental leave (PPL) scheme - in reality, of course, its discriminatory Super-Baby Bonus for mothers who have "demonstrated" a "commitment" to the paid workforce.
It is deliberately and triumphalistically contemptuous of mothers who give full-time care to their children, by using the terms "working mothers" and "working families" to denote exclusively wage-force mothers, or families in which the mother is in the wage-force.
Thus the Government has escalated its participatory support for the feminist language offensive against full-time mothers.
A woman who cares full-time for other people's children and is paid to do so, in a child-care centre, is deemed to be "working"; but a mother who cares full-time for her own children is deemed to be non-working, the clear further implication being that she is a bludging, irresponsible, lay-about slacker.
Will the Liberals or the Nationals have the integrity to protest publicly against this jeering ugliness? Or will they continue to be actively or passively complicit in Tony Abbott's policy of supporting the feminists against the family?Colin Jory,