Give your Mum the Gift of Truth on Mother’s Day 2021
In words, deeds and with unconditional love, mothers deeply influence their children. Our mothers give us the precious gift of life, nurturing and supporting us from our first breath through to adulthood. There are exceptions of course, but if we are lucky she will take good care of us, teach us amazing things and give her advice even if we don’t ask for it. And when we have our own kids, she’ll brood over them like a mother hen. To celebrate Mother’s Day 2021 here are some of history’s greatest and most inspiring mothers.
Marie Curie (1867 – 1934)
Most of us recognise Marie Curie for her outstanding work in the field of radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first and the only woman to win the Nobel Prize twice, and the only person to win the Nobel Prize in two scientific fields. However, few people are aware that her husband, Pierre, died in 1906 just 11 years after they were married. His skull was fractured after he was run over by a horse drawn carriage, as he walked across the Rue Dauphine in Paris.
This left Marie with two young daughters to take care of whilst pursuing her career as a scientist. In those days it was rare for women to break into science, more especially with no husband to support them. One of her daughters, Irène Joliot-Curie, with her husband co won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their own work in radioactivity. Irène said that her mother instilled a hard work ethic into her children but never insisted that they should follow a scientific career. Her advice to them was “one must do some work seriously and must be independent and not merely amuse oneself in life”.
Irena Sendler (1910 – 2008)
Working at the Warsaw Social Welfare Department during the Holcaust, Irena Sendler saved the lives of over 2,400 Jewish children. Providing them with fake IDs she created temporary non-Jewish identities for them. Smuggling them out of the Warsaw Ghetto, she integrated them into Christian homes, orphanages and convents.
The mother of three children, she was arrested by the Nazis who tortured her and sentenced her to death. She refused to impart any information about the smuggling of the children, or where they had been placed. Irena survived only because the Gestapo could be bribed. In 2003 she was awarded the Order of the White Eagle by Poland.
Of Harry Potter fame, JK Rowling was a single mum when she wrote her first 4 books. For a short period she claimed state benefits to survive. Now the president of Gingerbread she, among many others, raises the profile of the organisation’s work. Gingerbread helps single parents and their children with resources to support themselves. The organisation is very influential in making services more accessible to them, and generally reducing the stigma associated with single parenthood.
JK Rowling began to be pilloried on social media, around 2 years ago when she tweeted her support for a woman who was fired from her job. Maya Forstater, a tax specialist, was accused by her employer of tweeting “transphobic” tweets. In the ensuing employment tribunal, the judge ruled that a philosophical belief that sex is determined by biology was not protected. Transgender activists bombarded JK Rowling’s twitter feed with insults and threats. The cancel culture mentality of extremists was evident as they called for her book publisher to stop publishing her books.
At Lie Detector Test UK, we are highly supportive of biological sex being protected and will join in any campaign to achieve that goal. As for JK Rowling we wholeheartedly agree with her response to the onslaught of transgender activists which you can read here. As women we should stand in solidarity with her since we haven’t fought all these years for our rights to have the words ‘woman’ and ‘women’ to be erased from our language.
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On this Mother’s Day 2021 we would also like to give a shout out to all the mothers we have had as clients. Some of them endured years of emotional and physical domestic abuse before calling us. Their courage in walking away from toxic relationships is commendable.
Quite often domestic abusers are only abusive behind closed doors. The charming face they present to friends and family makes others believe butter wouldn’t melt in their mouths. Our clients chose lie detector tests to prove to family and friends what was happening to them. Gaining support from them they have all been able to move forward with their lives.
Don’t lie to your Mother
Many of us can attest to the fact that before our Mums asked the questions, they already knew the answers to them. However, we have also had a few mothers who have booked lie detector tests for their children when dishonesty or doubt caused major hassle in their lives; thereby proving that a child is not just for Christmas but for life.
And for those mums who want the gift of truth this Mother’s Day 2021, we are offering a discount on all our office lie detector tests. Usually our office tests are £100 more expensive than home tests. But from today up to and including 21 March 2021 you can book a polygraph examination at home or at our controlled offices for £395 including VAT. As long as the test is booked within those dates and taken within the a month of the booking date, the discount applies. Quote Mother’s Day 2021 when booking your test.
Mother’s Day 2021
To quote JK Rowling, if your mother isn’t around anymore, “give yourself a hug” today. Your Mum will always be part of you. And remember, you only have one mother so take good care of her.