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    Quote Originally Posted by Annabella View Post
    But that doesn't stop my job (as a mum) from being both important or tough.
    Yes, totally agree

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleetwood View Post
    well, I was talking about biological and evolutionary investment of mothers.



    i know. And I don't disagree. I don't know any mums who want to give birth on a weekend and return to work the following Monday. This discussion is about the view that motherhood is a job and that it's the most important job in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    i know. And I don't disagree. I don't know any mums who want to give birth on a weekend and return to work the following Monday. This discussion is about the view that motherhood is a job and that it's the most important job in the world.
    It seems such a pointless article was my initial response. I think the woman who wrote it should instead maybe write an article about say, 'football player' being an overrated job, since they're the ones who actually get paid millions for their hard work, sacrifice and natural talent.

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    Srsly don't even get me started on that one.....

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    Replace it with "Parents" and I say - yes. Yes it really is the most important job in the world. Although I don't think of it as a job - it is so much more than that. I can understand how the mother thing evolved, for many of us, we are with our kids 100% of the time for their formative years. But parenting is an equal responsibility. I think of all my friends over all my life, the one who ended up with issues, and I can pretty much say all of the ones I can think of had issues with one, or the other of their parents.

    So yes - the most important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    Replace it with "Parents" and I say - yes. Yes it really is the most important job in the world. Although I don't think of it as a job - it is so much more than that. I can understand how the mother thing evolved, for many of us, we are with our kids 100% of the time for their formative years. But parenting is an equal responsibility. I think of all my friends over all my life, the one who ended up with issues, and I can pretty much say all of the ones I can think of had issues with one, or the other of their parents.

    So yes - the most important.
    Agreed. That has been my observation too.

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    It's the most important job in MY world that's all that matters!

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    As a feminist I wholeheartedly agrees with her that we need to put the slogan to rest.

    It diminishes the importance of fatherhood and works against our own best interests.

    Even in this thread I have read so many time about the importance of mothers - yet fathers are not even mentioned.

    It's time to break the cycle, praise fatherhood and maybe we will get a balance parenthood as a result

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lili81 View Post
    Even in this thread I have read so many time about the importance of mothers - yet fathers are not even mentioned.

    It's time to break the cycle, praise fatherhood and maybe we will get a balance parenthood as a result
    Fathers have been talked about at length. As did I say that my DH is an involved good father doing a great job and deserved a high 5 too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caviar View Post
    I have nothing further to add to this discussion except to mention that quite a number of you have mentioned comedienne Catherine Deveny as being the author of the article being discussed. Catherine Deveny is not the author of the article the OP refers to.

    The author of the article is actually (and clearly) Miranda Devine, a writer and journalist.
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