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https://www.today.com/parents/today-survey-pandemic-parenting-finds-moms-are-burnt-out-t217123

Lots of stupid advice about "centering yourself" even just for a "few moments". Actually moms just need HELP. From the other half of the parental unit, AKA men. That's it. Just fucking share the childcare and chores already!!

I mean decent outside childcare that is actually affordable would also help. Reasonable leave and unemployment laws would also have been friggin great. But mainly: dads need to be pitching in as much as moms.

I absolutely despise this kind of mamby pamby crap that we spoon-feed to women. Women are the majority of Today's viewers. NAME THE ACTUAL PROBLEM.

https://www.today.com/parents/today-survey-pandemic-parenting-finds-moms-are-burnt-out-t217123 Lots of stupid advice about "centering yourself" even just for a "few moments". Actually moms just need HELP. From the other half of the parental unit, AKA *men*. That's it. Just fucking share the childcare and chores already!! I mean decent outside childcare that is actually affordable would also help. Reasonable leave and unemployment laws would also have been friggin great. But mainly: dads need to be pitching in as much as moms. I absolutely despise this kind of mamby pamby crap that we spoon-feed to women. Women are the majority of Today's viewers. NAME THE ACTUAL PROBLEM.

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[–] OatsNeckties 9 points (+9|-0)

The "just for a few moments" crap drives me up the wall. I don't need a few moments to breathe deeply or have a cup of tea, I need several hours to myself without a child on my lap. Fat chance of that when the daycare was closed.

A brief break to "centre myself" was worse than nothing in the same way a tiny snack is worse than nothing when you're very hungry.

[–] Boudicaea [OP] 3 points (+3|-0)

Exactly! They tell us to settle for a few scraps. Meanwhile are men expected to starve for time to themselves. Of course not, they need their time to work, exercise, play video games, smoke in the garage! Grrrrrrrr