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.

And this is the reaction it got – can you guess whether it was good or bad?





Psychotherapist and author, Philippa Perry, suggested a clip from the Mash Report might be the perfect antidote.

Enough said.