Three months ago I had another mental breakdown. This one was very mild compared to previous relapses, the worst of which hospitalised me. Over time, the spaces between relapses have become narrower, and the amount of stressors required to trigger one have become less. 801 more words
This is serendipitous! Yesterday I just began an essay about women being pressured into the work-force as a capitalist plot. Today I have a new follower who's touching on those very same issues;
"Labour’s new childcare policies are nothing but ridiculous fairy tales Telegraph.co.uk Lucy Powell MP has been appointed shadow minister for childcare and children. The fact that it is called ‘childcare and children’ and not families and children is no accident. Labour believes children should spend more time in external, institutionalised childcare than with their families as encouraging more women into work will be “a big boost for their family budgets and a major gain for the exchequer.” No mention of children then, they are obstacles to work. Labour announced two childcare policies at its conference. The first is increasing the universal provision of 15 hours early years learning to 25 hours childcare – the extra 10 hours are for working, namely dual-earning, families only. Ms Powell repeatedly refers to ‘working families’ as dual-earning families. Single-earning families simply do not feature on the radar, probably because we are ‘last century’. We do not seem to be regarded as ‘working families’ at any rate."