Saturday, August 18, 2007

The NDP & Family

We learn from the Globe & Mail of a controversial statement from Diane Ablonczy, who attempts an explanation for the low participation rate for women in politics:
“Women generally place a higher priority on caring for their family – either their own children, or sometimes grandchildren, and sometimes older parents.”
Now, I happen to agree with Ablonczy's argument, but certainly one can disagree. One can argue that more needs to be done to overcome this reticence. However, Irene Matheson of the NDP responds by saying of Ablonczy and the Tories that: “Now they're blaming women for having the wrong priorities.”

So, according to the NDP caring for children, grandchildren, for elderly parents are "the wrong priorities". Is it any wonder that the NDP are regarded as hostile to the family?


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