Sunday, January 17, 2010

Mumsnet election plumbs new depths


I'm getting sick of this. No, honestly, I'm feeling nauseous. Not satisfied with telling us how to run every other aspect of our lives, the Government is to send every new father an instruction manual, complete with an explanation of breastfeeding.

5 comments:

  1. The "nanny state" in an almost literal sense… I suspect that those new fathers who are likely to be involved and supportive of the mother will have taken some steps to get this sort of information off their own bat anyway.

    Those who can't be bothered to read a book, go along to a class or do some research on the Internet during the nine month wait for the new arrival are hardly going to be swayed by a government leaflet in the Bounty Pack - not least because they won't bother to read it.

    As with all these government initiatives it is likely to patronise and annoy those who don't need it and fail to have any impact on those who do.

    Typical vote chasing rubbish. If the government were serious about getting fathers more involved perhaps they shouldn't have scrapped the proposed extension of longer parental leave to fathers?

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  2. The really depressing thing is that AFAICS the three main parties all think that stuffing unwanted and unneeded manuals in bags is a viable substitute government.

    They are supposed to be trying to figure out how to get out of debt, securing our borders, sorting out which wars we can and cannot reasonably play any part in and equiping such troops as we commit, upholding property rights via sensible law, protecting Britain's interests internationally, sorting out an increasingly insane police force which is busy alienating the backbone classes of the country...

    ...but instead they are sending leaflets about breast feeding to the section of the population which doesn't even lactate.

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  3. My Moobs aint that well developed yet.

    I think it is a good idea.

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