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Gwyneth Paltrow Writes Blog Post to 'End the Mommy Wars'

Gwyneth Paltrow Writes Blog Post to 'End the Mommy Wars'

Gwyneth Paltrow is all smiles while leaving the Goop Pop-Up Store following a book signing on Saturday afternoon (May 10) in Brentwood, Calif.

The 41-year-old actress took to her website’s blog the day before to clarify comments she made recently that were taken out of context.

“A few weeks ago during an interview, I was asked why I have only worked on one film a year since having children. My answer was this: Film work takes one away from home and requires 12-14 hours a day, making it difficult to be the one to make the kids their lunch, drive them to school, and put them to bed,” Gwyneth said. “So I have found it easier on my family life to make a film the exception, and my 9-5 job the rule. This somehow was taken to mean I had said a 9-5 job is easier, and a lot of heat was thrown my way, especially by other working mothers who somehow used my out-of-context quote as an opportunity to express feelings (perhaps projected) on the subject.”

“As the mommy wars rage on, I am constantly perplexed and amazed by how little slack we cut each other as women. We see disapproval in the eyes of other mothers when we say how long we breastfed (Too long? Not long enough?), or whether we have decided to go back to work versus stay home,” Gwyneth added. “Is it not hard enough to attempt to raise children thoughtfully, while contributing something, or bringing home some (or more) of the bacon? Why do we feel so entitled to opine, often so negatively, on the choices of other women? Perhaps because there is so much pressure to do it all, and do it all well all at the same time (impossible). Below is a somewhat radical piece by Brigid Schulte, which has provoked many a discussion here in our HQ, and even a tear or two.”

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  • Kerry Louise

    who is despised more in the Industry?
    Paltrow, Emmy Rossum, Anne Hathaway or Jessica Alba?

  • http://comcadt Audra

    Paltrow !! Wish she would just go away !!

  • paul

    1-paltrow,2 hathaway,3 rossum,4 alba

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KEiMBz2P-0 Living in a box

    Tied between Paltrow and Hathaway.

  • Lori

    Gawd……….I hate this woman

  • Spark

    I think its great she smiles even thu her ex is dating alex chung.
    Breakups are are never easy.

  • Red Head

    Does one truly not understand how condescending one sounds?

  • Plus

    I’ll give her credit for looking like she took a bath. She’s been looking pretty greasy lately.

  • http://@detteedeity Dette

    Dear Miss Paltrow,

    Perhaps all you need is to think before you express an opinion that can be CONSCIOUSLY offensive to working women. You used to be cool, and now all of a sudden you become an all knowing insensitive and self-righteous individual. We appreciate your advice on how to be a “better mom, woman etc.” but stick to your niche albeit the subscribers of GOOP.

  • Sally

    What is wrong with Emmy and Jessica? Have I missed something?

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