She’s Wrong/He’s Right

07 Jun

Ain’t social media fun!  Recently Kirstie Allsopp was lambasted in the media, which the Twitterarty then jumped on the bandwagon and went fully armed negative, because she has replied to a question. But as ever the media and rwitterees only cherry picked the tiny bit that they objected to and bashed away madly.  In a nut shell Kirstie said she flew “Premium Economy” (that’s not first class nor business class) but her tweenie and teenage children went economy because they needed to understand that a privilege should be earned.  Okay, what wasn’t taken onboard, well, often the distance between the rows may have been about 4/6 roes, the kiddos were accompanied with adult step children, when boarding Kirstie introduces herself to the cabin crew and adults seated near children and let them know where she is, during the flight she regulars walks down to check on them.  Her children are not annoyed by the seating arrangements, infact they prefer it as Mum isn’t constantly overseeing everything they do. She’s never been called back because of unruly behaviour.

As for people’s comments, you’d have thought she’d let them play on the motorway, swigging vodka, juggling razor blades! They were truly rude, condemning and highly critical of her parenting ability, I’m sure threats to call Social Services were made.

Her tv presenter partner Pip on the other hand remarked “We leave the kids at home to look after the dogs!” … Has he been called the demon of dads? Has he been bombarded with comments of how disgusting he is? Nope.

To me, it’s yet another example of gender hypocrisy.  Mum’s are wrong, Dad’s are applauded.

It’s the ‘men sow ya oats, women be pure and virtuous’, double standard.

There never will be equality across the sexes.


Posted by on June 7, 2018 in In The News, people


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4 responses to “She’s Wrong/He’s Right

  1. menhir1

    June 7, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    I don’t who K Allsop is, nor anything about her personal circle. The point about sexual inequality is understood.

    Why though, did Ms Allsop find it necessary or even essential to announce to all and sundry what her domestic interactions are like for different occasions? I can also ask the same question about her erstwhile partner ‘Pip’ (whoever he is).


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    • AnneMarie

      June 7, 2018 at 8:06 pm

      Ms Allsopp was responding to a question emailed to her from a known newspaper reporter/columnist. She and Pip present tv programmes the best known being Location Location Location. Media bite whatever she is seen doing because she is the daughter of a titled individual and often fronts craft and hone shows. Essentially keeping to the stereotypical rant that she only has had her twenty plus year career because of ‘who’ know her family rather than being any good at the job. Typical media bias.

      Glad though you got the point I was trying to make. In this age of diversity, equality, opportunity available to all, times, it’s still means that the seventh degree of hell will be heaped upon a female regarding anything to do with the children.

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  2. daryan12

    June 7, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    I think its down to the big rise in helicopter parenting. Where its assumed parents will hover over kids at every moment and any mum who doesn’t is frowned on. I recall hearing about parents who let their kids cycle to school on their own who got threatened with having them taken into care. I walked/cycled to school for years (even had to get the bus to one school) and never had a problem, and I ain’t that old! They regularly do it in other countries still.

    Then the same parents complain when their children can’t do any independent decision making, or are slow to leave the family home.

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    • AnneMarie

      June 7, 2018 at 8:18 pm

      Exactly Daryann (thank you for reading and commenting). Children are not being prepared for the world, they are severely lacking in life lessons. Often lessons can only been learnt from negative experiences, like falling off a beam, but you also learn to get back on, handle the shock, control the confidence, evaluate how you fell, adjust accordingly and then succeed. Not every child will learn something the same way, there is an over clinging to a standardised aspirational model which is helping parents becoming paranoid which tells kids there is a need to be anxious.

      Oh gosh, I could rant on and on, but I am at grumpy old woman age.

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