Down with supermum

July 6, 2007

How does reinforcing the attitude that maternity leave is a kind of sabbatical ("Push ahead with winning attitude", Working Knowledge, June 29) serve the cause of career advancement for dedicated stay-at-work mothers? Surely commitment to embedding new practices in response to long-overdue family friendly legislation will prove more helpful than perpetuating out-of-date superwoman myths?

Charlotte Purkis
Winchester University

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