Having met a female friend who felt that her role as a mother no longer had the same relevance attached to it by society, Schembri gives a fighting response.
He thinks that it is a "crazy world" which treats motherhood this way. He writes in defence of having children that,
The upside of having kids is that you get to look into the eyes of a child and say: "This came from me."
Nor does he lose his nerve when identifying why society doesn't value motherhood as being of core significance:
Many people blame feminism for promoting the concept that motherhood runs a poor second to a career of boardrooms and paper jams. And I do too. (Feminism is still a good idea. It just needs to be digitally remastered to include women.) [Do mothers still matter? 27/10/06]
And all this in the leftish-liberal Age. More evidence, I think, that feminism is losing its sway.