Emily Blunt calls out pressurising ‘mummy cult’ among women

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Emily Blunt has just called out a so-called “mummy cult” that puts too much pressure on women when it comes to motherhood.

Speaking at the world premiere of her new film The Girl on the Train, Blunt came to the defense of women who feel negatively affected by those who define their value in society solely by their roles as mothers and wives.

She explained that such attitudes mean women feel that they have to be defensive about every decision they make, from breastfeeding to becoming a mother in the first place.

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“I think there is a huge societal pressure on women when it comes to motherhood, this sort of mummy cult that goes on,” she explained.

“I think it sort of makes women feel that they have to be a bit defensive about the choices that they make, whether they want to be a mother, whether they don’t, whether they want to breastfeed, whether they don’t. I could go on and on.”

In the film, Blunt plays divorced alcoholic Rachel Watson, who soon becomes obsessed with another woman Megan Hopewell.

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While in the story Watson has tried to conceive for years but failed, Hopewell doesn’t want to be a mother at all, which plays a big role in Watson’s feelings towards her.

“In the domestic world, I think it’s when women can be a bit cruel about each other, more so than any other environment,” she continued.

“And I think this film really captures that.”

The Girl on the Train will hit UK cinemas on October 5.

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