Discussing the "huge inequality" created by women being under pressure to have children, and men who don't have the same time pressure, she said:
I don’t have a girl, but if I did I’d be saying 'Darling, do you know what? Don’t go to university. Start work straight after school, stay at home, save up your deposit – I’ll help you, let’s get you into a flat. And then we can find you a nice boyfriend and you can have a baby by the time you’re 27.
In the same interview, she calls herself "a passionate feminist", and insists, "we have not been honest enough with women" on the issue of making time to have children.
Responding to angry readers on Twitter, Allsopp tweeted:
I am NOT questioning anyone's choices, all I'm saying is women must have this debate & include young men in it, nature is not a feminist.
— Kirstie Mary Allsopp (@KirstieMAllsopp) June 2, 2014