I Don’t Think You Understand The Purpose Of A Business, Barnardos…

Employers must throw their weight behind a new law which allows fathers of new babies to share parental leave with their partners – or it could quickly “run into the sand”, a charity has said.

And if it does, would that be so terrible?

Chief executive Javed Khan said: “Leave to look after children is not only a woman’s issue. This law can spearhead a profound cultural change and tackle long-standing gender-biased attitudes to parenting. “

Well, I can understand how a dyed-in-the-wool progressive working a succession of public-sector and partnership agency jobs could be a little confused on this subject, but the purpose of a business is to make money, not to ‘spearhead cultural change’, Javed, ol’ son.

5 comments for “I Don’t Think You Understand The Purpose Of A Business, Barnardos…

  1. April 20, 2015 at 9:59 am

    ‘…tackle long-standing gender-biased attitudes to parenting’

    Given the desirability of breast-feeding, one would have thought that bias is inevitable; pity the poor infant doing its egalitarian best to get a drink out of Dad.

  2. john in cheshire
    April 20, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Javed – not a very English name. Couldn’t they find an indigene to fill the post(s)? Assuming, of course, that the posts must be filled at all,which they probably don’t.

    I think it’s been said many times before but nonetheless remains true: once an organisation has been created it is nigh on impossible to uncreate it. It’s possible this wisdom is only acquired with age and may help explain why normal people become conservative in their latter years. If so, maybe we shouldn’t have young people in positions of power and influence? Just a thought.

  3. April 20, 2015 at 10:33 am

    “The first year of a child’s life is a precious time for the whole family. The bonds which fathers and mothers form with their babies must be strong enough to last a lifetime.”

    It’s time for someone to cut through this woo. Babies sleep a lot. They sleep in the middle of the day, or in the evening or at night or in the morning. You can get up at 7am and they’re already up, you can come home after work and they’re wide awake having slept all day.

    You don’t spend hours all day being actively doing things with kids. The key jobs of parenting babies is feeding and changing. You also want to do some playing with them, talking and singing to them, going out with them but you don’t do that all day, and they get bored with it or don’t want it.

    And the people who are generally best at this are women. They grow up with an interest in raising children in a way that most boys don’t. They will get involved in feeding nieces and nephews by choice, where boys will want to build and break things. I was a good father in regards to changing nappies and bottle feeding, but my wife had the advanced skills. She was the one who would say “oh, that’s nothing to worry about”, while I was panicking.

  4. Lord T
    April 20, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    All good point but of no relevance to these dickheads. We mustn’t forget the plan is to turn us all into metrosexuals who are experts on babies and girly things get our hair done, nails polished and not do anything icky at all.

  5. Richardsomm
    April 20, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    It ain’t just a cultural change, it’s going against nature/nurture. Both genders have a different but equally valuable purpose in bringing up the children.But then I’m not a progressive whatever the hell one of them is.

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