Sacha | Thoughts
1 min readApr 20, 2023

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I don’t disagree. Unfortunately we know too many people with parents just like our own. Rhetoric from boomer-led newspapers and shows like 60-minutes, feel like their mouthpieces in many respects too.

It’s actually really offensive as we face the struggles we do, in the face of refusal to acknowledge that we might actually need some help.

I’ve also been a parent for 20 years now - my oldest being 20 and my youngest only 3 - and having begun that path as a single mum on a government benefit (as compared to the educated person I am today, with a working husband to assist) can definitively say that being a parent now is significantly harder than it was 20 years ago.

Said with acknowledgment of the privileges and comfort we have managed to acquire in the two decades since.

But also said with a strong sense of injustice that I know many others my age also feel, as we struggle to raise kids without the support of grandparents that many of us had the benefit of in our own time.

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Sacha | Thoughts

Sociologist and writer focused on analysing societal power dynamics and promoting positive social change