Mum Attacks Home Lifestyle Shows as a ‘Scary Ideology’
I wanted to blog about how let down I feel women are by the home shows aimed at us.
Particularly I find distasteful the pro-misogynist crafting stance, which is utterly trivialising b****ks designed to make women feel guilty for not hand knitting their own toilet roll and making their homes look like a Kath Kidston showroom. In particular ‘Kirsty’s Home-made Christmas’ presented an arguably sexist, dogmatic and scary ideology that women should be working their fingers to the bone to create an outdated Christmas ideal that barely reflects the reality of the working woman.
The ideology the programs espouse fails to represent the needs of hundreds of thousands of women and men who have no desire to live in a twee environment or sew teddy bears, and whose confidence is damaged by the huge guilt perpetuated by such nonsense.
One viewer, who chose to remain anonymous said “The programmes are failing ordinary people like me. I’m privileged that I can afford Christmas, and ultimately all I want is a healthy happy family at Christmas time. I feel let down at the immense social pressure these programs put on women to behave in a certain way and conform to outdated stereotypes. I had a perfectly normal Christmas and everyone was fine in the end, but the whole experience was soured by being made to feel a failure by opting to join in with these voluntary programs”.
Responding to the comments, chief spokeswoman Mary Christmas said “Lifestyle programmes cover all aspects that are expected of a woman at Christmas, including spending excessive amounts of time sourcing and creating things which can be bought on eBay, or simply not used. The content of the programs is also influenced by the express needs and wants of the advertising industry and magazine spin-off opportunities they create. This means that some topics may be discussed at more lengths than others”. Adding “I encourage feedback from others and ask them to contact me directly”.
Many wanted to have a beautiful homemade Christmas, but couldn’t for various reasons, like having kids, a job, a normal amount of money and desire to have a life.
Sometimes that isn’t possible and an ordinary microwave-veg Christmas dinner with supermarket crackers and decorations is necessary, sometimes even engaging the men. I feel that women should be prepared for that too and not made to feel that they have failed if they don’t hand stitch every last c**king bauble themselves.
This post is a spoof in relation to yet another outburst about the parenting charity the ‘National Childbirth Trust’ by a TV presenter. She’s said it before in the press and ignored an invitation for a dialogue from the charity. This time it’s in the Mail, but you can see it here without giving them any traffic.
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