Ms Allsop faced criticism when she suggested that if she had a daughter, she’d advise her to think against higher education.
“I don’t have a girl, but if I did I’d be saying ‘Darling, do you know what? Don’t go to university,” she said in her interview with the Telegraph. “Start work straight after school, stay at home, save up your deposit – I’ll help you, let’s get you into a flat. And then we can find you a nice boyfriend and you can have a baby by the time you’re 27.”
Her views are shaped by how she sees her generation, with ‘grandparents being much older’ and the ‘natural order of things’ being changed.
Self-proclaimed feminist Ms Allsopp also claimed that university shouldn’t be viewed as an ‘experience’, and if people wanted to study, they could wait until their 50s.
“Don’t think ‘my youth should be longer’,” she said. “Don’t go to university because it’s an ‘experience’. No, it’s where you’re supposed to learn something! Do it when you’re 50!”
You heard the woman – if you’re on the wrong side of 25, cancel that round-the-world trip. What you need is a boyfriend and a baby, madam.
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