[Marxism] The NZ prime minister's baby

Philip Ferguson philipferguson8 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 19 02:55:26 MST 2018

by Susanne Kemp

Forget the war and repression in Syria.  Forget the massive protests
against the theocratic regime in Iran.  Forget mass hunger and poverty
across the Third World.  Forget the millions of refugees.  Forget the women
(and men) of the world labouring for a pittance in horrendous conditions in
factories, mines and other workplaces across the Third World.

Jacinda Ardern’s ability to ‘work’ and give birth is very much a
middle/upper class privilege built, in part, on the super-exploitation of
the Third World; but don’t expect liberals to talk about this

For the NZ ‘mainstream media’ none of this counts for much.

You see, Jacinda Ardern and Clarke Gayford are going to have a baby.
Judging by the gush it would appear that they are the first-ever
highly-privileged First World, white middle class couple to be doing so.

No First World, privileged, white, middle class people have ever had a baby

Presumably this is why TV broadcaster Hillary Barry tweeted, “I think it’s
only right at this point that @jacindaardern take on the mantle of. . .

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