Sabellico Apr 18th 2012 18:07 GMT What I find really absurd about this whole thing is how it is possible to say that being a stay at home mother is the most difficult job one can have. Frankly, it just sounds like a flat out lie from the politicians to pander to a demographic. It's incredibly easy to think of jobs more difficult than being a stay at home mother - how about being a mother who has to work a full time job to help support the family (and whose partner also works full time)? how about single mothers who have to work full time to support their child or children? Isn't it more difficult to both have a job and raise a child? Isn't it more difficult to raise a child on one's own? Or are working and single mother's not demographics that matter? mvrk71 in reply to Sabellico Apr 19th 2012 1:58 GMT You're right. Why should we pay any deference to a woman that takes it upon herself to ensure that it is her - not a grandparent, not a friend, not a daycare provider - that bonds with, cares for, trains, and raises a child, or multiple children for that matter? And does so through careful mate selection and behavioral choices and values that preserve the father in the children's life? Yes, let's ditch that woman. I suppose that we could celebrate women that think dropping their kids off at daycare for 9 hours a day is qualification for parent of the year, but why crowd out the irresponsible female that just wanted to get knocked up?