The article below is total propaganda and more of the ongoing attempts by gender-neutralized feminists and fathers rights advocates to usurp the natual rights of mothers. This should serve as the warning shot across the bow alerting mothers to the next attack being mounted against us.
Following the trail laid by US gender neutralized feminists such as Linda Hirshman and Cathy Young, this Equal Opportunity Commission propaganda report is attempting to force mothers to abandon staying at home with their children since too many of us might made that choice. As Simone de Bouvair, gender neutralized feminist extraordinaire observed, women shouldn’t be given the choice to be stay-at-home mothers as too many of us would select it.
I can see going down the road these attempts by men to steal maternity leave from mothers in order to give themselves a nice paid vacation spreading throughout all of the western countries. Not to mention what this will mean for never-married mothers, as I can also see some lazy recreational sperm donor being empowered to go to court in order to fight for custody even before birth. That way he can start his paid vacation as soon as your baby is born.
There is simply no end to the many ways men can find to manipulate our children in order to create benefit for themselves. Make no mistake about it, this will eventually morph into every mother having to mount a court fight with a judge having to decide who gets to take any leave in order to be home with your baby and it's not a given it will be a decision in favor of mother.
Baby does best with dad off work, study finds
Lucy Ward, social affairs correspondent
Tuesday March 6, 2007
Children are more likely to suffer development problems if their fathers do not take paternity leave or spend enough time with them when they are very young, according to an analysis of thousands of babies born around the turn of the millennium.
A report published today by the Equal Opportunities Commission and based on research tracking 19,000 children born in 2000 and 2001 found emotional and behavioral problems were more common by the time youngsters reached the age of three if their fathers had not taken time off work when they were born, or had not used flexible working to have a more positive role in their upbringing.
Previous research has highlighted the importance of a mother's involvement when a child is small, but the EOC says this is the first study to confirm that the close involvement of a father also has a significant impact on a child's future.
The analysis finds no evidence that mothers' employment influences the extent of development problems in three-year-old children - in contrast to research published in 2005 by the childcare expert Penelope Leach which suggested young children looked after by their mothers did better than those cared for in nurseries or by relatives.
The government last night pointed to moves including the introduction of paid paternity leave and more than doubling of maternity pay as evidence of commitment to helping families balance work and caring responsibilities.