Last week, a seven months pregnant British politician in the House of Commons stood in session for 30 minutes and was never offered a seat. Then, a source close to Jo Swinson, the mama-to-be, was quoted as saying: “The suggestion somehow that people should be outraged on her behalf is ridiculous. The idea that just because she is seven months pregnant she has lost all ability to stand on her two feet or fend for herself is quite sexist.”
Let me start by saying that this is wrong on a variety of levels. First, as an Anglophile, I am deeply distressed that the formal, polite and Mr. Darcy-like culture that I love so much would let me down here (just had to get that frustration out there).