( motherhood statement plural ) motherhood statements
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]”, , Melbourne, retrieved on News Weekly 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 2012, Rose-an Jessica Dioquino, “ Janine impresses in Q&A, says Miss Universe needs 'strong mind'”, , Quezon City, retrieved on GMA News and Public Affairs 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. Last modified on 31 July 2013, at 14:55