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Benjamin J. Kirby

For the record, I *do* know that the role -- not label, role -- of mother versus that of father and how those coexist with their respective workplace roles are different, sometimes in dramatic ways. Women have it tougher, there's no doubt about it. And we're still lacking the workplace equality that should be there in a country like America.

That said, I don't think eschewing the label "mom" because you want to be a fancypants writer is the answer, here.

Nina

The worst thing is, if she does indeed prefer to be known as a writer first, she sure started off on the wrong foot!

That's about the worst piece of writing I've seen in a long time. She goes out of her way to offend women and mothers of all stripes with the frumpy 'do, mom-jean comment (which, I mean, if you're gonna include, you might wanna airbrush your own photo first, just sayin'...'cause I'm pretty sure Victoria's Secret isn't going to be calling her any time soon...although I bet her husband stayed up to watch the Victoria's Secret fashion show last night while she put together that piece of crap "article"), and then goes off on some tangent about daddy blogs or something, which has nothing to do with her personal discomfort with her role as a mother.

Oh well. Poor thing. She's not a happy person, that much is clear.

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