New mothers in politics; damned if they do and damned if they don’t.
Written by Erin Graham Women in parliament are told that maternity leave is simply ‘not recognised’, and your ‘return to work date’ is day after you give birth. In this context, women who want to choose family ‘over’ work will easily be replaced. There will be 3 men in and out of her office by the time a UK MP would get back from a fraction of average maternity leave. As women, we are the only humans who can reproduce, sustain two beings at once, and give birth to this (not