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Ranking Moms Is Just So Bad An Idea

Why is this British NGO so desperately putting down moms from Africa?

No mother is any lesser than any other. To try and show superiority ...|  Cartoon by Randy Bish, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - May 10, 2013 via PoliticalCartoons.com

No mother is any lesser than any other. To try and show superiority …| Cartoon by Randy Bish, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review – May 10, 2013 via PoliticalCartoons.com

Wherever in the world it is, bringing up children is a job second to none.

Every mother and father, and societies that help them bring up a child deserve a lot of respect.

To see people scoring points likes this …

For Moms in Finland, every day is Mother’s Day. A new report from the non-profit Save the Children says that the Scandinavian nation is the best country on the globe for mothers to live.

Scandinavia is definitely a good place to be a Mom. Finland, which often places high on education and quality of life in other international lists, is followed by Sweden at no. 2 and Norway at no. 3. In fact, all but one of the top 10 countries where Moms are the safest are European, with Australia placing tenth.

The ten unsafest places for mothers are all located in Central Africa, with the Democratic Republic of Congo ranking worst. An estimated 98% of newborn and 99% of maternal deaths occur in developing countries where basic health care services are scarce.

Check out the top 10 best and worst countries for mothers below, and see the full report here.


1) Finland

2) Sweden

3) Norway

4) Iceland

5) Netherlands

6) Denmark

7) Spain

8) Belgium

9) Germany

10) Australia


167) Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

168) Chad


69) Nigeria

170) Gambia

171) Central African Republic

172) Niger

173) Mali

174) Sierra Leone

175) Somalia

176) DR Congo

via 10 Best Countries for Moms | TIME.com.

Proof of the pudding

So, if these Western countries are so good for women and becoming mothers, how come women here don’t want to become mothers often enough?

Why are these top 10 countries having so few babies? Why are their populations shrinking?

Motherhood statements on Mother’s Day that don’t hold up?

Simple statements that these countries have lowest infant mortality, maternal mortality, etc would have been enough.

But if you try ramming in a truck through simple data like this, it looks awfully close to talking down to us in Third World?

And if you know, your own backyard needs fixing, why waste time in putting down other people? Like how children in Britain want a brother /sister more than any other gift for Christmas? Or how the State thinks that it has more rights in naming a child compared to the child’s parents?

If your social systems are so good, why try these kind of dubious tactics to score points over people in Africa, who are down right now.

Pointing fingers at others is …

Bad psychologically.

Bad in ethics.

Not to forget Bad Journalism

  1. vihang
    May 13, 2013 at 5:15 am

    your statement “if these Western countries are so good for women and becoming mothers, how come women here don’t want to become mothers often enough?” can be answered easily.

    First, from my experience in Germany, well to do families have more than 3 kids. They do have family attachment. However, there is a large number of females who wish to prefer single. There can be many reasons for that. One major could be economic independence with topping of “why I need a man”. I have seen families where women work and men stay at home looking after children. So there is no crude judgment can be made.

    Their population is declining and getting older. But their older population is more productive than the younger ones of third world country. Their lifestyle is much better, comfortable and expensive compared to India.

    Families are paid to have children in western European countries. This payment could sum larger than pay of a high ranking official. Many large Muslim families do take unfair advantage of this welfare system.

    There are pros and cons of everything.

  2. May 24, 2013 at 1:27 am
    1. They don’t spare our brown mothers & goddesses:”the [Hindu] mother does not respond [to her child] by setting up a Western-style loving emotional relationship”

      “…individualism is built into our [West] psychic structure but not into that of the Hindu.”- Stanley Kurtz, anthropologist…

      Kurtz claims that Durga …symbolizes the castrating Mother Goddess. He interprets Goddess’ symbols as pathological-a manufactured ‘Durga Complex’ to explain his findings about Indians.

      >> more >> from: Invading The Sacred, Section 1, Chapter 6, pg 60-65, Targeting Hindu Mothers and ‘Hijackers’ amazon.com/Invading-Sacred-… the Sacred: An Analysis of Hinduism Studies in America http://www.amazon.comIndia, once a major civilizational and economic power that suffered centuries of… decline, is now newly resurgent in business, geopolitics and culture. However, a powerful counterforce within the American Academy is systematically undermining core icons and ideals of Indic Culture and thought. For…See More

  3. JS
    May 29, 2013 at 3:34 am

    Lately there are lots of such meaingless rankings that don’t particularly measure anything. I guess these institutions have way more money pouring into their pockets than they really need.

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