There is, it seems, a special place in hell reserved for female politicians who, for whatever reason, don't have any children. The latest example? Theresa May has just found herself being berated by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver for acting like a politician rather than a parent.
At first, h er reserve looked like a strength. As soon as she entered Downing Street in June, she showed herself to be steely, in control - a serious woman for serious times, fed up with the antics of the public schoolboys who'd held the ring before her.
Of course, there are many who say all-women shortlists are decidedly not the answer, and I do understand their concerns. Who wants to be the woman who makes it to Westminster, only to find colleagues doubt her abilities because half the people who wanted the job were barred from applying?
They're accessing abusive imagery at an increasingly young age, however hard their parents might try to block it. Without an open conversation about sex, boys think that the violent "porn" they stumble across online is the way to do it. Neither boys nor girls will grasp the concept of consent from videos furtively shared on smartphones.
It feels sometimes to women like Ms Cooper that Labour is going back to the old brocialism of the 80s: comrades stitching up deals and manipulating party structures to keep the cronies in power.
Entering Downing Street as Prime Minister tomorrow, Theresa May will be painfully aware that she's the first woman since Margaret Thatcher to do so. For obvious reasons, though, she's wary of parallels with the Iron Lady, insisting not so long ago that she doesn't do 'role models'.
Politics has never been so unpredictable. Which is perilous for those involved in it - but fascinating for journalists reporting on it. The news cycle has shortened to a nano-second, and these days an MP can go from hero to zero - or the reverse - in the blink of an eye.
The Home Secretary has been telling us a little more about what kind of Prime Minister she would be. It was classic May: authoritative, but entirely unsurprising. This is both her weapon of choice, and the chink in her armour.
When it looked as if Conservative members would be choosing between Mr Johnson and Mrs May, this sobriety was what might have given her the edge. No matter how much Boris tickled their fancy, did the grassroots really want a celebrity politician at a time when what's needed is a technocrat - someone with a cool head and a sober grasp of the details?
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