January 19, 2018
You’ve got all these childless old hags like Theresa and Angela running countries.
But the inverse of that is… a pregnant PM.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Friday she was pregnant with her first child, prompting an outpouring of support from women’s rights groups and labor activists as she declared “I’ll be a prime minister and a mum”.
Ardern said she planned to work until the end of her pregnancy in June and then take six-weeks leave, during which time Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters would run the country.
Speaking to reporters outside her Auckland home, Ardern said her partner Clarke Gayford would care for the “surprise” addition full-time and that the whole family would travel together when necessary.
“I am not the first woman to work and have a baby. I know these are special circumstances but there are many women who have done it well before I have,” she said.
The popular 37-year-old politician’s pregnancy is one of the very few examples of an elected leader holding office while pregnant and the first in New Zealand’s history. Pakistan’s Benazir Bhutto gave birth while she was prime minister in 1990.
Ardern, who came to power through a coalition deal after a closely fought election last year, has experienced a meteoric rise to power as New Zealand’s youngest prime minister in more than a century, and its third female leader.
Ardern’s rise to power has generated intense interest in her personal life and drew comparisons with other youthful leaders such as France’s Emmanuel Macron and Canada’s Justin Trudeau.
This is abject madness.
It is one thing to have some old childless hag – or an old woman with adult children – running a country. It is goofy and evil, but it is one thing.
A whole other thing is to have a pregnant bitch or a bitch with a small child running a country.
Some of you will have been around pregnant women before. Any of you who have been know that the naturally manic nature of the female is heightened to the nth degree during pregnancy. They are literally on a manic-depressive rampage pretty well from the second month to a year or so after giving birth.
She is going to take six months leave – okay. I mean, taking that amount of time off of running a country is friggin nuts, regardless, but that is nowhere near enough time for her or the kid.
Of course, it doesn’t matter because she is the leader of New Zealand, which is not a country with a lot going on. It is a peaceful country with a population the quarter of the size of New York City.