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New Statesman cover on childless female politicians provokes heated online debate | Politics | The National
The article won praise too though for highlighting the discrepancy between the proportions of male and female MPs who are parents, [...] 45 per cent of female MPs were childless, compared with 28 per cent of men. Helen Lewis, deputy editor of the New Statesman, who wrote the piece, urged people to read it before criticising, while pointing out that it analysed why both motherhood and childlessness caused problems for women in politics. [...] The analysis was published the week after a row erupted when the Labour MP Helen Goodman wrote in a blog that she was backing Yvette Cooper for leader because she was a mother. // [ Cheap shots. As if a woman cant make common sense family policy. As if only male politicians can make common sense family policy or policy to increase gender quality and help with child care. Or to tell an obese politician to eff off about ... ] // &! 1 day later - bbc.in/1KetZh0 &! bit.ly/1I3fSEz // &! bit.ly/1IcEhMc
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