Did anybody notice this headline: Rescued boys' mother 'shopping', in which lifeguards at Wirral beach blame an absent mother when they find two young children in deep water at the beach. This, perhaps, would not be problematic criticism except that the children were at the beach as a part of a larger family group and the boys had wandered off. Their grandmother and other family members were searching for them further up the beach.
It seems to me that if a mother leaves her children with people she trusts while she goes shopping, she is only very indirectly responsible when they wander off. Why is she been targeted? Where is the father [I'm going to assume there is one]? Is he just not there that day- well, shouldn't he share some of the blame? I mean, he clearly left his children with their mother, a woman who was irresponsible enough to leave them with a family member who let them wander off.
The lifeguard also told off the grandmother for not keeping a close enough eye on them, so it seems that who is to blame is not entirely clear, but it's definitely a woman.