Saturday, September 27, 2008

3 SWORDS - Pru Goward, Paid Maternity Leave and Product Placement

What is there left to say, when this incisive piece by Pru Goward is simply the subtext for the big BIG "Beauty and Beyond" ad from Vogue. No thanks, Vogue. I am already Beyond Beauty.

PS. Guess I was just lucky, cause when I go back now I get AMP Financial Services.

3 SWORDS to Pru Goward.

I am going to have to come up with a new category NO SWORDS AND BEYOND for Vogue. Suggestions?
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Super Mums hurt us mortals

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By Pru Goward
September 27, 2008 12:00am
THIS week we've celebrated the appointment of the first woman deputy speaker of the NSW Parliament. Labor's Tania Gadiel will no doubt make an adequate deputy but my heart sank a little when her parliamentary colleague, Diane Beamer, extolled her virtues as a working mother.

The House was told that so dedicated was Gadiel to the Parramatta electorate she resumed her duties 10 days after giving birth to daughter No.1 and, four days after the birth of her "second adorable little girl she was back at a local function''.

Perhaps Gadiel is a woman of remarkable stamina, endowed with a cast-iron character, a partner able to efficiently take over and a remarkable baby.

Sadly, most of us do not have this trifecta of qualities necessary for a seamless transition from pregnancy to working motherhood. Which is why generations of women, led admirably by the feminist movement, have fought so hard for paid maternity leave.

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