The Parent Project: Do working mums get too easy a ride?

Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman apparently thinks so, but MT's blogger begs to differ. Here's why.

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Last Updated: 18 Oct 2010

Last week Vogue's UK editor Alexandra Shulman wrote a piece in the Daily Mail suggesting that the odds are stacked too far in favour of working mothers when it comes to employment legislation - particularly in terms of maternity benefits and flexible working rules. However, we suspected that a few of you might disagree - so we asked our new blogger, The Parent Project's Christine Armstrong, to pen a response. As a brand new mum, and as someone who manages a team of women, we thought she'd have a good perspective. Her conclusion? That Alexandra has it all wrong about working mums: 'Far from feeling supremely in control, at liberty to exploit generous maternity benefits and flexible hours, they mostly feel stressed, exhausted, cash-strapped and bloody guilty about everything.' What do you think? Click here to read 'Do mothers get too easy a ride?' and let us know...


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