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Boris Johnson claimed children of working mothers ‘more likely to mug you’ | Politics | The Guardian

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Boris Johnson made claims that children of working mothers in low-income families were “unloved and undisciplined” and more likely to “mug you on the street corner”, it has emerged. In a 2006 collection of journalism, entitled Have I Got Views for You, Johnson bemoaned the increasing tendency of women to work, saying they had been “socially gestapoed into the workplace”. “In the last 30 years an ever-growing proportion of British women have been ‘incentivised’ or socially gestapoed into the workplace, on what seems to me to be the dubious assumption that the harder a woman works the happier she will […]

Do I Make Working Mothers Feel Like They are Not Good Enough?

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“You sure do know how to make working mothers feel like they aren’t good enough. My child is thriving and because I work, she has a roof over her head, clothes on her back, and food in her belly. I don’t see anyone else doing this for her!” I receive these types of comments often from working mothers. I asked the women in the chat room how they would respond to comments such as these. Lindsay: “It just shows how sensitive women are to this issue because they know their rightful place is in the home, caring for their children. […]

Are Working Mums Just Lazy?

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Poor Kelly Brook! She’s been talking about how annoying it is when women she works with use their kids as an excuse when they can’t make it to a meeting or meet a deadline. As a non-mother herself, it must be very frustrating to work so hard and show up 100% of the time, only to be consistently let down by women who have children. “I don’t have children, so I don’t always understand,” she said on ITV1’s Loose Women this week. “But I do work with some women that if they can’t make an appointment or can’t do something, […]

March of the Mummies: a Halloween protest to help working mothers | Life and style | The Guardian

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This Halloween, hundreds of women dressed as bandaged-wrapped mummies will march for the rights of working mothers. Campaigners say that archaic legislation allows workplaces to discriminate; about one in nine new mothers said they have been forced out of their jobs, according to a 2015 report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, which could mean as many as 54,000 women a year. What I wish I could tell my boss: ‘I am terrified to go on maternity leave’ Read more March of the Mummies was organised by Pregnant Then Screwed, a campaign group that provides a platform for women […]

Working mothers more stressed than fathers as cost of child care skyrockets, HILDA survey shows – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Working mothers more stressed than fathers as cost of child care skyrockets, HILDA survey shows By Specialist Reporting Team’s Laura Gartry and Mary Lloyd Updated July 30, 2019 20:57:29 As more mothers struggle to balance professional work and manage work-family tension, the cost of child care has more than doubled over the past two decades. Key points: The latest annual Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey found the median cost of child care for children not yet in school rose by around 145 per cent in the 2002–2017 period. The research found in part, this is the […]

Working mums key to Scott Morrison’s election win

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Working mums formed a critical part of the Coalition’s shock election victory, with internal research finding Scott Morrison wooed back the key demographic which had abandoned the Liberals just months out from it. The revelation runs counter to the Liberals perceived “woman problem” which had plagued the government ahead of the federal campaign, with the Coalition winning the majority of female voters aged between 35-54 across the country. Prime Minister Scott Morrison with wife Jenny and daughters Abbey and Lily at a Liberal Party rally. Credit:AAP Government insiders point to events such as the Prime Minister’s swift response to the […]

Working mums key to Scott Morrison’s election win

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Working mums formed a critical part of the Coalition’s shock election victory, with internal research finding Scott Morrison wooed back the key demographic which had abandoned the Liberals just months out from it. The revelation runs counter to the Liberals perceived “woman problem” which had plagued the government ahead of the federal campaign, with the Coalition winning the majority of female voters aged between 35-54 across the country. Prime Minister Scott Morrison with wife Jenny and daughters Abbey and Lily at a Liberal Party rally. Credit:AAP Government insiders point to events such as the Prime Minister’s swift response to the […]

Each of These Working Mothers Was Just Named a ‘Time’ Person of the Year

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Instead of naming just one person, the magazine decided to honor all of the people who have raised awareness for and fought against sexual harassment this past year. “These silence breakers have started a revolution of refusal, gathering strength by the day, and in the past two months alone, their collective anger has spurred immediate and shocking results: nearly every day, CEOs have been fired, moguls toppled, icons disgraced. In some cases, criminal charges have been brought,” Stephanie Zacharek, Eliana Dockterman and Haley Sweetland Edwards wrote for Time. The piece on the disctinction also noted how despite the different backgrounds […]

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service could target working mums to boost on-call firefighter numbers – Get Surrey

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Thank you for subscribingSee our privacy notice Working mums could be the answer to Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s (SFRS) recruitment problems, according to a councillor. Tory Tina Mountain’s comments came in a council committee meeting on Monday (July 1) following her visit to neighbouring Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service. She said it was Hampshire’s use of working mums to carry out the prevention and safety work in schools and businesses that impressed her.  “Working mums lends itself to going into schools to speak to the children to talk about fire safety and training to prevent fires rather than having […]

Meet the Working Mothers of Cannabis

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May 12, 2019 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Raising a family is never easy, especially when you’re an entrepreneur trying to launch a business. Not only do you have to worry about providing for your family financially, but there’s also the struggle of trying to balance your work life with the emotional needs of your family. In honor of Mother’s Day, Green Entrepreneur talked with three of the countless working mothers of the cannabis industry to learn how they manage to make it all work. Erin Gore of Garden Society Erin Gore is a mother […]