Scientists are blaming working mums for childhood obesity – the only four reactions you need to read
We all know that levels of obesity in children – as well as adults – have been increasing at an alarming rate, and the reasons are many and varied, including the rise in use of computer games instead of playing out, reduction in sports on the school curriculum and the widespread availability of cheap, fatty and sugary foods. However, the Mirror has published an article citing a study which lays the blame at the feet of working mums – yes “mums”, not “parents”. #EverydaySexism
This is how they shared the news on Twitter.
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) March 10, 2019
And this is the reaction it got – can you guess whether it was good or bad?
Yeah, damn those mums who are working to put food on the table https://t.co/521rW8jk4d
— Kay Burley (@KayBurley) March 11, 2019
And what it actually says is: “The study of 20,000 families found children of working *single* mums are 25 per cent more likely to be over weight”.
Where’s the daddy, motherfuckers? https://t.co/r544RB0Fal
— Terri White (@Terri_White) March 11, 2019
Why did they bother doing any research? It’s obvious it’s the fault of women. I imagine they’re also to blame for the rise of the far right, the collapse of the NHS and the fact that Wagon Wheels are half the size they used to be.
— Fommani #rEUnion (@MisteFom) March 10, 2019
Psychotherapist and author, Philippa Perry, suggested a clip from the Mash Report might be the perfect antidote.