Antisocial behaviour of parents is hard-wired
The Felicity Huffman college admissions scandal exposes the selfishness of the cult of parenthood
Schadenfreude is a lowering emotion. The English language should take pride in its lack of a word for it. Why, then, when I read about Felicity Huffman, does something akin to that feeling nibble at me? Why do I smirk when I am meant to mutter gravely about the thanklessness of parental love?
It is the smirk, I think, of the wilfully childless. And it is directed at our alleged betters.