Never let it be said I don't know how to attract traffic to this blog...so allow me to pass on nutrition info given to me by Heather, which you can read about if you click here Download ChinaStudy_Excerpt.pdf. A kind thought, kindly meant; wish I had some magic food to offer against the chauvinism of a society that likes to side with men, in exactly the same way as widowers get invited out to dinner while widows make their own food.
Two film-makers from Channel Four came to see me to talk about family law, one of the subjects I write about. Their brief: to make a film about how men are now frightened to marry because their wives will get all their money after divorce...because as we all know, that's just exactly what happens. Did you know it wasn't until the early 70s - yes, the 1970s folks, not the 1870s - that women in this country even had legal rights over property, and motherhood wasn't recognised much before that. In fact the lowest people in this country are teachers, nurses and, at the bottom of the pile, mothers (well, there is one category even lower, and that is mothers who dare to park their cars, which generally causes such outrage and huffing and puffing amongst passing male drivers it's amazing we venture out at all).
It is a fallacy, based on years of public school judges whose concept of motherhood is that of the nanny, that women in this country are privileged in the divorce courts, and at the root of the fallacy is the same deep suspicion of women that now "blames" breast cancer for managing to run a decent consciousness-raising campaign.