Is your husband a “caveman” like rocker Robbie Williams?
In this politically correct age, the British singer-songwriter isn’t afraid to let the world know his true opinions about stay-at-home moms.
Williams and his wife, Turkish American actress Ayda Field, are parents to 1-year-old daughter Theodora ‘Teddy‘ Rose. And let’s just say the British pop star would like his wife to be Teddy’s main caregiver.
“Ayda wants to go back to work but I don’t want her to. I’m a bit caveman about it all,” Williams admitted to The Sun during a recent interview.
“I say, ‘You won’t leave the cave,” he added. “I don’t want you to leave the cave. I want you to stay here with me and do the supporting thing … Not having her there does scare me a bit.”
“But she’s really f***ing talented and incredibly charismatic,” he adds. “But, selfishly, I want her to be at home with me.”
During his recent tour, Williams enjoyed family time, thanks to his hard-working wife.
“Me and Teddy hung out in the dressing room during the afternoon and early evening then she went off to bed … I didn’t have to juggle anything because mummy took take of everything,” he shared.
What do you think, ladies? Is Williams’ statement really that “caveman?”
His opinion does have that sexist undertone — keep women at home with the kids, maintaining the household, while men get to advance their careers.
But is it just me, or is he being brutally honest about his ideal family life? He admits he’s being ‘selfish’ about his desire to have his wife at home, while stating his preference for her to be a stay-at-home mom.
Hopefully he has listened to his wife, weighed the pros and cons, and given her the final choice.
On the other hand, I can see how his comments are sexist, offensive and “caveman.”
What are your thoughts on this?