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MOlly, Christine and Liz were ordinary working mothers before the pandemic, but now they are part of the machine behind the Us For Them campaign group, which has been fighting for just over a year to put children more at the center. decision-making in the event of a pandemic.
Speaking to Telegraph columnists Allison Pearson and Liam Halligan on this week’s Planet Normal podcast, which you can listen to using the audio player above, they expressed dismay at how they feel the adults were given priority at the expense of children. Does it – asks Allison Pearson – boil down to the fact that children are not voters?
“I think there’s definitely something in there,” says Liz Cole, mother of two, “But I think there’s more than that. I think there’s that kind of idea. persistent and insidious that children are resilient. And I think that’s one of the worst things that comes from this pandemic, this feeling that children are so resilient that they can adapt to anything, anything that we throw at them, they can take it. “
“And they can’t. And I felt for quite a long time that that phrase, that sense of ‘resilience’, was just a way for adults to justify the fact that they didn’t protect them. children when in reality they should have. “
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