When did mothers start to think that they have some special licence on wisdom and knowledge. This is clearly the case when it comes to our Cate.
It’s what I’m passionate about as a mother. That’s where it gets me in the gut. I can’t look my children in the face if I’m not trying to do something in my small way and to urge other people.
Note to Cate: you are not the only mother in town.
But don’t worry, Cate, because our Ross doesn’t seem to think women count in any case. He is quoted as saying:
When you next hear someone say that he is worried (women are never worried, I guess) that Australia might get ahead of the rest of the world in reducing green house gass, take him by the hand and reassure him that he has no reason to fear.
(Ross might argue that he was taught to express such ideas this way at Perth Modern – believe me, the world has moved on on this one.)
Hey, maybe the person taking him by the hand is a mother? It all makes sense, now.