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Wednesday Chatter -Social Injustice

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Was having a discussion about the above with friends and one of my bug bears is child carers.

I think its wrong that childrfen are expected to sacrifice their childhood to look after disabled / infirm relatives. I think the Government should finance proper care packages.

What are your least favourite social injustices.
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  • tea_lover
    tea_lover Posts: 8,261 Forumite
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    BBH123 wrote: »
    What are your least favourite social injustices.

    As opposed to my favourite social injustice?
  • LKRDN_Morgan
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    BBH123 wrote: »

    What are your least favourite social injustices.

    When Nestle discontinued the Secret chocolate bar. Part of my childhood gone forever.
    Unbelievable
  • AubreyMac
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    With child carers I think it does depend how much is expected of them. Help with reaching things using a step-stool even if its several times a day is acceptable I think as long as the child can maintain their own life too. I draw the line at personal care like bathing or wiping a parents a$$.


    My least favourite social injustice is the lack of help that single people get, especially single men.
  • gabriel1980
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    Probably making less money than people that stay at home on benefits with loads of kids.
  • Lioness_Twinkletoes
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    Cadbury chocolate. Kraft, what have you done?
  • [Deleted User]
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    No No No

    Toblerone is the real injustice on the chocolate front.

    I do agree with Aubrey in that there are degrees of care. Reaching shelves etc is asking no more of a child than normal household chores. Caring is in my mind a totally different thing.

    I saw a documentory where a child of about 9 was geting up 3 hrs before leaving for school to get parents washed , dressed, upright and fed before making a sandwhich for their lunch and a flask of tea, all before leaving for school.

    He was then seen after school turning down a trip to the park to play football with friends because he had to get home to care for his parents again. This caring was 7 days a week.

    When he was asked how he felt about it he said he was used to it as his parents were disabled his whole life.

    I felt really angry based on the fact they had a child knowing it would become a carer ( obviously you only have to go by what the documentary tells you and apparently the mum was less effected /mobile when he was born but gradually got worse ? ?
  • Angry_Bear
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    AubreyMac wrote: »
    My least favourite social injustice is the lack of help that single people get, especially single men.
    Hang on, what help do single women get that single men don't? I feel like I might be missing out on something :rotfl:
    Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?
    ― Sir Terry Pratchett, 1948-2015
  • AubreyMac
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    Angry_Bear wrote: »
    Hang on, what help do single women get that single men don't? I feel like I might be missing out on something :rotfl:

    In a social level, any help available a woman will be prioritised before a man.
  • ripplyuk
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    Disabled benefits claimants being treated like scum.

    Also the endless stressful reassessments/forms/interviews, cleverly designed to 'prove' they're all faking it, one way or another. This government seems to have deliberately created a hate campaign.

    Actually it's not just disabled people either. Now everyone is encouraged to snoop on their neighbours, and to see them with suspicion.
  • tea_lover
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    Angry_Bear wrote: »
    Hang on, what help do single women get that single men don't? I feel like I might be missing out on something :rotfl:

    They can get on lifeboats first :D
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