"Women who actively want to be stay-at-home mums are uncomfortable for some feminists to contemplate because they have traditionally been so lionised."
"And the stay-at-home mum is threatening to the other side of the debate because capitalism relies on free domestic labour. She can be encouraged and deified as long as she doesn’t consider what she is doing as work worthy of financial recompense. The minute she does that, she becomes dangerous."
"Hunt says he wants to reform a childcare system he says is “bad for children, and damaging for the economy”, and suggests the overhaul could get 11 million more women into work."
"The measures are being introduced as ministers cast about for ways of tackling labour shortages caused by Brexit, long waits for routine NHS procedures and an exodus of older workers since the pandemic."