Tuesday, April 29, 2014


Many people are annoyed with Gwyneth Paltrow lately. I find it annoying to see her compared to Marie-Antoinette. Nevertheless, the following article makes some cogent points. To quote:
Moms like me -- divorced moms, working moms -- are still buzzing about Paltrow's stupid statements as of late.

Paltrow -- a privileged child of Hollywood who is now a 41-year-old actress and a Martha Stewart wannabe -- thinks moms with regular jobs have it a lot easier.

"I think it's different when you have an office job, because it's routine and, you know, you can do all the stuff in the morning and then you come home in the evening," she recently told E! "When you're shooting a movie, they're like, 'We need you to go to Wisconsin for two weeks,' and then you work 14 hours a day and that part of it is very difficult. I think to have a regular job and be a mom is not as, of course there are challenges, but it's not like being on set."

I was first alerted to this E! interview when moms on Facebook started sharing a working mom's response to it.

My favorite line is in the New York Post "open letter" by Mackenzie Dawson: " 'Thank God I don't make millions filming one movie per year' is what I say to myself pretty much every morning as I wait on a windy Metro-North platform, about to begin my 45-minute commute into the city. Whenever things get rough, all I have to do is keep reminding myself of that fact. It is my mantra." (Read more.)

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