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Feminist Parenting in Controversy: How the British press covers Nick Clegg doing the “school run" / Yan WU

Feminist Media Studies, Volume: 12, Issue: 1, Pages: 143 - 148

Swansea University Author: Wu, Yan

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Yan Wu details a type of “daddy war” in the British news media, which emerged after the public discovered that DeputyPrime Minister Nick Clegg took his children to school in the mornings. The media response,according to Wu, was deeply problematic, and included assertions that Clegg’s level ofinvolve...

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Published in: Feminist Media Studies
ISSN: 1468-0777
Published: 2011
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description Yan Wu details a type of “daddy war” in the British news media, which emerged after the public discovered that DeputyPrime Minister Nick Clegg took his children to school in the mornings. The media response,according to Wu, was deeply problematic, and included assertions that Clegg’s level ofinvolvement in his sons’ lives was interfering with his ability to effectively run the country.Accordingly then, such sentiments raise important questions, not only over the role offathers in the twenty-first century, but also why feminist and co-parenting parenting islargely absent from academia and popular culture. Furthermore, Wu critiques the plethoraof news articles insisting that feminism and motherhood are incompatible and that womenmust choose between motherhood and paid employment. Wu concludes by arguing thatrather than being a poor role model, Clegg’s “commitment to childrearing is doing justiceto his own family as well as his country.”
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