Mrs Blair, a QC and mother of four, criticised women who “put all their effort into their children” instead of working. Mothers who go out to work are setting a better example for their children, she said.
Addressing a gathering of “powerful” women at one of London’s most expensive hotels, Mrs Blair said she was worried that today’s young women are turning their backs on the feminism of their mothers’ generation.
Some women now regard motherhood as an acceptable alternative to a career, Mrs Blair said. Instead, women should strive for both.
Surely the whole point of feminism is giving women a choice. If women wish to bring their children up full-time, that's their choice. If women wish to combine a career with motherhood, that's their choice too. In many cases, working mothers are doing so more out of financial necessity rather than because of some noble cause - there is no other choice.
I also don't know where on earth she gets the notion that children raised by stay-at-home mothers would be any less independent than those raised by working mothers. Where is the evidence for such a claim?
I don't know why her comments have riled me so much. There's just an air of smug superiority coming off her comments which leave a bad taste in my mouth.