Sunday, August 10, 2014

Woman's  anger at 'who's got the kids' question

She was delighted to be part of the BBC team sent out to Brazil to cover the World Cup football tournament.  But Gabby Logan was annoyed to be repeatedly asked: ‘Who’s looking after your children?’

Her nine-year-old twins Reuben and Lois were left at home with their father, former Scottish rugby star Kenny Logan, 42, while Mrs Logan, 41, was working in Brazil.

And despite admitting she was relieved when England were knocked out because it meant she could go back to being a mother, Mrs Logan expressed surprise that people still think a woman’s place is in the home.

In a new interview she said: ‘People still think it’s a woman’s responsibility to organise everything. When I was away, some of the mums at school asked Kenny how he was coping.

'No one asked me that when he was working in Australia last year. I’m often asked who’s looking after the children when I’m away, yet my male colleagues aren’t.’


Is she so dim as not to know that most childcare is done by women?


Anonymous said...

Yep, yet more gynophobia encouraged on this site!

Anonymous said...

Logan was named the "Tesco Magazine Celebrity Mum of the Year" in 2012.

She used that title to help gain status within her profession and there is nothing wrong with that.

However, when you win an award on how great of a mother you are, don't be surprised or angry when people ask why you aren't being a mother or taking care of your kids for a month.

stinky said...

First world problems.

Anonymous said...

Gynophobia - isn't that what gay men suffer from?

Anonymous said...

Men in general!

Stan B said...

Anon 8:19 AM - Thanks for that piece of information, it changes the picture completely.

When a woman parlays her "motherhood" into fame or career opportunity, she opens herself up to discussions about the subject.