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2014-03-29 11:59:55 AM
A working mom's open letter to Gwyneth pretty much sums it all up.
 
2014-03-29 12:06:55 PM

Demetrius: A working mom's open letter to Gwyneth pretty much sums it all up.


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2014-03-29 12:18:38 PM
So pretty. So dumb.
 
2014-03-29 01:21:28 PM
Of course, this is the so out of touch girl who suggests Hermes playing cards ($104) as a "great hostess gift."
 
2014-03-29 01:25:44 PM
She's saying that it's harder for her to be a mom. Not that her life is harder in general. I don't have a kid anymore so I'm not sure how it would have worked out, but I've heard that kids need structure. If you have a crazy schedule you're going to have to hire somebody to give them structure which will make being a mother much more difficult.
 
2014-03-29 02:06:59 PM
Outrage!!!
 
2014-03-29 02:07:51 PM

jaylectricity: She's saying that it's harder for her to be a mom. Not that her life is harder in general. I don't have a kid anymore so I'm not sure how it would have worked out, but I've heard that kids need structure. If you have a crazy schedule you're going to have to hire somebody to give them structure which will make being a mother much more difficult.


She's the one who keeps choosing work over motherhood.

/ world's tiniest violin
 
kab
2014-03-29 02:09:41 PM
There's nothing wrong with what she said.
 
2014-03-29 02:11:43 PM

HawgWild: Demetrius: A working mom's open letter to Gwyneth pretty much sums it all up.

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Coldplayed, more like.

Gwyneth's head appears to be so far her own ass that the only rumblings of discontent she might notice come from a double helping of steamed kale.

Being a mom is easier when you've got a staff of ten P.A.s, nannies and other domestics.
 
2014-03-29 02:12:29 PM
Rich liberals at their best.
 
2014-03-29 02:12:49 PM
Is Paltrow determined to make everyone on the planet dislike her? Why?
 
2014-03-29 02:14:10 PM

kab: There's nothing wrong with what she said.


Except that it makes her sound like a pretentious biatch.
 
2014-03-29 02:17:20 PM
Almost everybody sees their own problems as greater, or at least more immediate, than other peoples' situations.
 
2014-03-29 02:17:51 PM
Eh, there's nothing hugely wrong with what she actually said. If you check out the link Demetrius provided here

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Demetrius: A working mom's open letter to Gwyneth pretty much sums it all up.

you note that what Gwyneth actually said "I think it's different when you have an office job, because it's routine and, you know, you can do all the stuff in the morning and then you come home in the evening. When you're shooting a movie, they're like, 'We need you to go to Wisconsin for two weeks,' and then you work 14 hours a day, and that part of it is very difficult. I think to have a regular job and be a mom is not as, of course there are challenges, but it's not like being on set."

At most she's mistaken and clueless about what parenting in the normal world is like, but it's not nearly as stupid as some of the other shiat she's said.
 
2014-03-29 02:19:03 PM
Because movie star is hard.
 
2014-03-29 02:19:36 PM
i doubt she meant it the way it sounds, but i think she's out of touch with reality.
 
2014-03-29 02:20:49 PM

milkyshirt: Is Paltrow determined to make everyone on the planet dislike her? Why?


Because she's so self-actualized, she's under the impression her every stray thought and utterance is a selfless attempt to help, guide and illuminate.

Her actual function as a horrible warning of the personality damage caused by random fame and easily grasped riches is likely utterly unknown to her.

Although I would enjoy learning this isn't the case, and her ilk were in reality supertrolling, I doubt it is the case.
 
2014-03-29 02:21:31 PM
I've consciously uncoupled from reading about Gwyneth.
 
2014-03-29 02:22:17 PM
Get off your cross.  There are billions of mothers on the planet.
 
2014-03-29 02:22:28 PM

PowerSlacker: Except that it makes her sound like a pretentious biatch.


A lot of things she says can be easily construed as from the mind of a "pretentious biatch", and perhaps she very well is one in reality.

The part that's bizarre to me is figuring out the point of the manufactured outrage. Ok, so we've identified a celebrity who has their head up their ass and doesn't appear to fully appreciate the tribulations of the working and middle class....so?
 
2014-03-29 02:23:23 PM

kab: There's nothing wrong with what she said.


This.

I agree with her points; if my wife and I had crazy schedules and couldn't give our kids a structure to family life, parenting would be much harder. 7:30 bed time tonight but tomorrow I'm away until 9pm. Then I'm away at 4am, not back until midnight. Then off for two weeks in a remote location. And so on. The younger my kids, the harder it will be.

Sure, I can hire a small country of nannies but the I'm not the one parenting - they are. If I want to be a parent with the crazy shooting schedule that comes with many movies... its going to be harder than someone who is working an 8-6, Monday-Friday job. So yeah, this is a bunch of fake outrage at a rich celebrity on the flimsiest of justifications.

/wouldn't mind having to deal with this particular problem if it meant a 7 figure paycheque.
 
2014-03-29 02:27:40 PM
Um, she's right.  If an office job required you to just suddenly travel for 2 weeks and be at the mercy of various filming schedules you would say it's harder than having a set 9-5 schedule, too.  What hypersensitive, Mommy Worship cultist can't see this?
 
2014-03-29 02:28:15 PM

Techhell: kab: There's nothing wrong with what she said.

This.

I agree with her points; if my wife and I had crazy schedules and couldn't give our kids a structure to family life, parenting would be much harder. 7:30 bed time tonight but tomorrow I'm away until 9pm. Then I'm away at 4am, not back until midnight. Then off for two weeks in a remote location. And so on. The younger my kids, the harder it will be.

Sure, I can hire a small country of nannies but the I'm not the one parenting - they are. If I want to be a parent with the crazy shooting schedule that comes with many movies... its going to be harder than someone who is working an 8-6, Monday-Friday job. So yeah, this is a bunch of fake outrage at a rich celebrity on the flimsiest of justifications.

/wouldn't mind having to deal with this particular problem if it meant a 7 figure paycheque.


Hell, the grips, camera, lighting, sound, carpenters, caterers, extras, stunts, make up and hair, and every other person on set have to put up w/ almost all of the same shiat, for far, far less than 7 figures. Movie people (not actors) work farking hard.
 
2014-03-29 02:29:05 PM
She said a more regular schedule is easier than a hectic one essentially. Is there an argument against that?
 
2014-03-29 02:31:09 PM

lordjupiter: Um, she's right.  If an office job required you to just suddenly travel for 2 weeks and be at the mercy of various filming schedules you would say it's harder than having a set 9-5 schedule, too.  What hypersensitive, Mommy Worship cultist can't see this?


I can see their point too though. At least Paltrow has the money and a personal staff like nannies and so forth to deal with her issues like that, your average 9-5 parent doesn't. Yeah Paltrow is clueless about the lives of normal people, but I don't think she's a biatch about it or because of it, just kinda ignorant.
 
2014-03-29 02:32:12 PM

lordjupiter: Um, she's right.  If an office job required you to just suddenly travel for 2 weeks and be at the mercy of various filming schedules you would say it's harder than having a set 9-5 schedule, too.  What hypersensitive, Mommy Worship cultist can't see this?


It's a combination of that set and the reflexive "Shut up you (rich) cock." crowd who loves the misfortune of the rich and famous. Essentially people who think that money solves most problems so the more money you have the less problems you have, and the problems you have are either totally different or are inconsequential biatching and they should shut the fark up.
 
2014-03-29 02:32:37 PM
As a new parent of a 4 month old I understand what Gwen means. She is right but her approach is all sorts of wrong.

Being away from your child for extended periods if time is challenging. Kids need routine and they need their parents.


Again she is kinda right...but bad approach.
 
2014-03-29 02:33:23 PM

Killer Cars: PowerSlacker: Except that it makes her sound like a pretentious biatch.

A lot of things she says can be easily construed as from the mind of a "pretentious biatch", and perhaps she very well is one in reality.

The part that's bizarre to me is figuring out the point of the manufactured outrage. Ok, so we've identified a celebrity who has their head up their ass and doesn't appear to fully appreciate the tribulations of the working and middle class....so?


I think it's because she keeps trying to craft herself as a "how to" guru for the masses. The whole GOOP thing + the attention that the media provides it = our awareness of her annoying self-righteousness without trying.

In case you haven't been beaten over the head with it on the internet, "goop is a weekly publication delivered straight to your inbox each Thursday offering first looks at our exclusive collaborations, delicious recipes, personal travel notes, shopping ideas, wellness tips and much more. " --goop.com
 
2014-03-29 02:37:02 PM

jaylectricity: She's saying that it's harder for her to be a mom. Not that her life is harder in general.


It is harder to take care of other people when you're a spoiled, self-centered shiat, yes.
 
2014-03-29 02:37:37 PM

smells_like_meat: So pretty. So dumb.


She's cute but I think its been proven that Gwyneth is dumber than a box of rocks.
 
2014-03-29 02:38:03 PM

lordjupiter: Um, she's right.  If an office job required you to just suddenly travel for 2 weeks and be at the mercy of various filming schedules you would say it's harder than having a set 9-5 schedule, too.  What hypersensitive, Mommy Worship cultist can't see this?


I think the factor you're overlooking is that she could easily afford to ditch such a schedule if she so chose. Working parents generally don't have that luxury if they want be able to feed their kids.
 
2014-03-29 02:38:22 PM
If she doesn't want to act anymore for a seven figure salary or make some sh*tty clothing line but wants to work like a 'normal person' (whatever that is in today's society) she can quit those activities and get a f*cking office job. In fact most of us would thank her for that.

You have more money than God. STFU. Also, you named your f*cking kids Apple and Moses, so my guess is you probably already ruined their lives.
 
2014-03-29 02:38:43 PM
PowerSlacker:She's the one who keeps choosing work over motherhood.

/ world's tiniest violin


I know, right?  Women should stop working once they become mothers.  She should put her career on hold until the kids are grown.  Then she can return to work.  She should be just as powerful and popular as a woman in her 40s or 50s.

She's not terribly wrong, in that office workers do have some structure.  However, that trade-off is comparatively lower pay, no au pairs to take the kids, obscurity, little to no flexibility in that structure (snow days or sick days are rough), and so on.  And the structure isn't always so predictable, if you have to travel for work, have afterschool activities, or family crises.
 
2014-03-29 02:39:24 PM

mentallo69: As a new parent of a 4 month old I understand what Gwen means. She is right but her approach is all sorts of wrong.

Being away from your child for extended periods if time is challenging. Kids need routine and they need their parents.


Again she is kinda right...but bad approach.


I actually think she believes its harder for her to be a mom even though she can afford nannies to take care of everything.

She's about as self centered as a person can be and an average actress at best.
 
2014-03-29 02:39:24 PM

Trocadero: Techhell: kab: There's nothing wrong with what she said.

This.

I agree with her points; if my wife and I had crazy schedules and couldn't give our kids a structure to family life, parenting would be much harder. 7:30 bed time tonight but tomorrow I'm away until 9pm. Then I'm away at 4am, not back until midnight. Then off for two weeks in a remote location. And so on. The younger my kids, the harder it will be.

Sure, I can hire a small country of nannies but the I'm not the one parenting - they are. If I want to be a parent with the crazy shooting schedule that comes with many movies... its going to be harder than someone who is working an 8-6, Monday-Friday job. So yeah, this is a bunch of fake outrage at a rich celebrity on the flimsiest of justifications.

/wouldn't mind having to deal with this particular problem if it meant a 7 figure paycheque.

Hell, the grips, camera, lighting, sound, carpenters, caterers, extras, stunts, make up and hair, and every other person on set have to put up w/ almost all of the same shiat, for far, far less than 7 figures. Movie people (not actors) work farking hard.


Agreed. Actors aren't the only ones in Hollywood with this kind of parenting challenge. Which is something most will overlook just so they can biatch about a clueless celebrity.
 
2014-03-29 02:43:28 PM

Trocadero: Movie people (not actors) work farking hard.


FTFY

Getting paid more to do something doesn't magically make it less work.
 
2014-03-29 02:48:06 PM
She's not wrong, but like many things no one wants to hear rich people biatching about how tough any part of their lives are.
 
2014-03-29 02:49:07 PM

lethological_lassie: In case you haven't been beaten over the head with it on the internet, "goop is a weekly publication delivered straight to your inbox each Thursday offering first looks at our exclusive collaborations, delicious recipes, personal travel notes, shopping ideas, wellness tips and much more. " --goop.com


Oh I'm aware of Goop, and while I don't think I've ever read an entire issue, I'm pretty sure I'd rather stab my eye with toothpick anyways.

But, again, I can understand calling her out for a being an elitist snob, but there's a vitriol to a lot of it I don't quite understand. If anything, she's been acting like a elitist snob for a long enough time that she should be by this point an outright laughingstock, not a ZOMG beacon of outrage as if we're "shocked", for the umpteenth million time, when she says or does something out-of-touch.
 
2014-03-29 02:51:48 PM

smells_like_meat: So pretty. So dumb.


This. On both counts.
 
2014-03-29 02:53:17 PM

Duck_of_Doom: PowerSlacker:She's the one who keeps choosing work over motherhood.

/ world's tiniest violin

I know, right?  Women should stop working once they become mothers.  She should put her career on hold until the kids are grown.  Then she can return to work.  She should be just as powerful and popular as a woman in her 40s or 50s.

She's not terribly wrong, in that office workers do have some structure.  However, that trade-off is comparatively lower pay, no au pairs to take the kids, obscurity, little to no flexibility in that structure (snow days or sick days are rough), and so on.  And the structure isn't always so predictable, if you have to travel for work, have afterschool activities, or family crises.


Actually, I don't care if it's mothers or fathers who stay home. But the trend to shlep children to daycares in order to work at jobs to pay for daycare indicates we might just have our societal priorities out of order.

/work-from-home dad.
//very happy my kid's now 12 and has his own key.
 
2014-03-29 02:54:10 PM

ChubbyTiger: smells_like_meat: So pretty. So dumb.

This. On both counts.


"Coonts", surely.
 
2014-03-29 02:59:55 PM

Duck_of_Doom: PowerSlacker:She's the one who keeps choosing work over motherhood.

/ world's tiniest violin

I know, right?  Women should stop working once they become mothers.  She should put her career on hold until the kids are grown.  Then she can return to work.  She should be just as powerful and popular as a woman in her 40s or 50s.

She's not terribly wrong, in that office workers do have some structure.  However, that trade-off is comparatively lower pay, no au pairs to take the kids, obscurity, little to no flexibility in that structure (snow days or sick days are rough), and so on.  And the structure isn't always so predictable, if you have to travel for work, have afterschool activities, or family crises.


I think there is a significant difference between making the choice between being a parent and taking a hit when it comes to their career, and having enough money that work is no longer something you have to do to support your family, but something you *choose* to do.

That is not saying she is evil for making the choice she did, but I have a bit more sympathy for people who juggle being a parent while trying to simultaneously to build their career in a way to *keep* caring for their family
 
2014-03-29 03:00:54 PM

Teufelaffe: She's not wrong, but like many things no one wants to hear rich people biatching about how tough any part of their lives are.


generally people feel that way because rich people can afford to mitigate many of their issues without any significant impact to their life
 
2014-03-29 03:02:55 PM
Hot, dumb woman says something dumb while being hot. Film at 11.
 
2014-03-29 03:05:36 PM

Trocadero: Techhell: kab: There's nothing wrong with what she said.

This.

I agree with her points; if my wife and I had crazy schedules and couldn't give our kids a structure to family life, parenting would be much harder. 7:30 bed time tonight but tomorrow I'm away until 9pm. Then I'm away at 4am, not back until midnight. Then off for two weeks in a remote location. And so on. The younger my kids, the harder it will be.

Sure, I can hire a small country of nannies but the I'm not the one parenting - they are. If I want to be a parent with the crazy shooting schedule that comes with many movies... its going to be harder than someone who is working an 8-6, Monday-Friday job. So yeah, this is a bunch of fake outrage at a rich celebrity on the flimsiest of justifications.

/wouldn't mind having to deal with this particular problem if it meant a 7 figure paycheque.

Hell, the grips, camera, lighting, sound, carpenters, caterers, extras, stunts, make up and hair, and every other person on set have to put up w/ almost all of the same shiat, for far, far less than 7 figures. Movie people (not actors) work farking hard.


Not to defend Paltrow, but many of those workers probably are local hires.  They may work long hours, but they live in-state and go home to their families every night.
 
2014-03-29 03:08:48 PM
www.memegene.net
 
2014-03-29 03:15:41 PM
I don't find her any more pretentious or smug than your random everyday mother.

What is it with women who procreate all of the sudden thinking that the world revolves around them and they miraculously have everything figured out?

Serious question. What's with the smugness?
 
2014-03-29 03:17:17 PM
No modern day birth parent deserves sympathy ever.
Abstinence, contraception, surgery, abortion, adoption. Also murder and/or suicide is a choice but I wouldn't recommend it.
 
2014-03-29 03:20:11 PM

darch: I don't find her any more pretentious or smug than your random everyday mother.

What is it with women who procreate all of the sudden thinking that the world revolves around them and they miraculously have everything figured out?

Serious question. What's with the smugness?


Aside from your own, how many mothers do you actually know?


JoshTheTech: No modern day birth parent deserves sympathy ever.
Abstinence, contraception, surgery, abortion, adoption. Also murder and/or suicide is a choice but I wouldn't recommend it.


By that logic, no one should ever get sympathy when complaining about their job since being employed is a choice.
 
2014-03-29 03:23:02 PM

Valiente: Being a mom is easier when you've got a staff of ten P.A.s, nannies and other domestics.


You would think it would give her more time for her marriage...oops.


mongbiohazard: Hot, dumb woman says something dumb while being hot. Film at 11.


Never found her all that hot outside of her legs.  Think it's the whole being a snob bit.
 
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