motherhood statement

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motherhood statement ‎(plural motherhood statements)

  1. A vague, feel-good platitude, especially one made by a politician, that few people would disagree with. For example: "Our country must contribute to world peace."
    • 2007 September 29, Frank Bellet, “Kevin Rudd's motherhood statements [letter]”[1], News Weekly, Melbourne, retrieved on 2012-12-29:
      Kevin Rudd makes yet another sweeping motherhood statement, and it makes headlines ... . He went on to say that he "wanted to wean the states off dependency on pokies for revenue".
    • 2012 December, Rose-an Jessica Dioquino; Gian C. Geronimo, “Janine impresses in Q&A, says Miss Universe needs 'strong mind'”[2], GMA News and Public Affairs, Quezon City, retrieved on 2012-12-29:
      One could say that at least Culpo's response referred to something specific in her life, and was not just the typical motherhood statement expected of polished beauty contestants – the proverbial Miss Universe answer.

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