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Is Kirstie Allsopp right? Should women have kids by 27?


by Today FM  04th Jun 2014  18:06
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TV Presenter Kirstie Allsopp has advised young women to ditch university and have babies by 27

TV Presenter Kirstie Allsopp caused a storm in recent days when she advised young women to ditch university and have babies by 27.

She told the Daily Telegraph: ‘I don’t have a girl, but if I did I’d be saying “Darling, do you know what? Don’t go to university. Start work straight after school, stay at home, save up your deposit - I’ll help you, let’s get you into a flat. And then we can find you a nice boyfriend and you can have a baby by the time you’re 27.’

‘At the moment, women have 15 years to go to university, get their career on track, try and buy a home and have a baby.

She added that women have time to work on their career after they have had children.

‘I don’t want the next generation of women to go through the heartache that my generation has,’ Allsopp said.

‘At the moment we are changing the natural order of things, with grandparents being much older and everyone squeezed in the middle.’

Author and Publisher Arlene Hunt and Irish Independent Columnist Colette Browne discuss the issues. 


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