IF YOU’RE going to call a woman a bad mother, you better have evidence to back that claim up, proof that she has completely and utterly failed in her duties as a carer for her children.

For me, it doesn’t get much worse in terms of insults. They’re heavy, damaging words to throw at a woman and they cut deeply, no matter who that mother is.

Madonna proved this by posting a photo on her Instagram of her and her four kids on the road together.

The caption speaks for itself. It reads, “It’s possible to be an entertainer and a good mother!!! Too bad we don’t live in a society where many encourage strong independent single working Moms! The next great Frontier!”

One can only assume she is addressing the recent controversy that has surrounded her custody arrangement with ex-husband, Guy Ritchie. In December, their son Rocco failed to return to New York for Christmas and the start of the school year.

All we really know is Madonna had to attend court regarding her custody arrangement with Guy. That’s absolutely the only fact we are certain of and yet every article and morning TV discussion has been filled with wild speculation and of course every bit of it has painted Madonna as a bad mother, often in the most wounding ways. There have been articles with headlines like, “Why Madonna’s kids hate her.”

At this juncture I would like to point out that Guy Ritchie shoots a feature film roughly once a year, which I assume would require location shoots and huge amounts of working hours. Madonna goes on a world tour about once every four years, so let’s not paint him as the long suffering stay at home father who just wants to rescue his son from his negligent mother and a horrible transient existence.

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