Well I'm going to resist this labelling and blaming for it's just not good enough. And it's not the truth of it anyway. Equal rights for women doesn't mean we shouldn't have our place. Respect still comes into it and recognition of the fact that without us there wouldn't be society. And yet we have the continual battle of maternalism versus paternalism, demonstrated acutely in the workings of the psychiatric system.
Where I for one keep coming up against officials or officious power holders who think they know more about my family than I do. No they don't. The cheek of it. It's like going through a ringer and being hung out to dry. Which means we mothers have to be shape shifters as required. To keep one step ahead of the misguided patriarchs who even sometimes come in female form.
The thing is to try and enjoy it if possible because in the short term it's not going to change. Think of it as a game, like snakes and ladders, where the journey or process is as important as the outcome. And as a colleague often says to me, don't let the b****** grind you down.