Meanwhile, back here, a minor source of controversy is this TV spot:
Basically, the makers' goal is to promote parenthood (especially motherhood). The character in this spot is a successful career woman who admits, in a saddened voice: "I had time to make a career, I had time to travel... but I didn't have enough time to become a mom."
The spot came under criticism from various places, including feminist circles. One of the feminists' opinions is that the spot suggest that a childless woman is, somehow, a worse kind of person... which I don't know if I can agree with.
I mean, we do have a very low birthrate here in Poland, which might cause enormous social problems in the future (because a society where the majority of people is old and retired from work isn't really a healthy one). In such a situation, it seems a bit... short-sighted to protest that it's so totally okay not to have any children. Also, the spot doesn't really say that it's *wrong* for a woman not to have children. It just says that having children is an enriching experience. It's not the same. I can't help but think that the feminists' criticism verge on some excessive political correctness: "How dare you suggest that one life choice is in some aspect more enriching than the other life choice! Outrage!".