Way to Bounce Back!
Apparently, the Minister of Justice of France, Rachida Dati, is causing quite a stir as she showed up to a political event five days after having a cesarean section. The controversy comes from many areas, but one concern is that her actions imply the unimportance of a significant maternity leave. People worry that employers will try to hurry women back prematurely from excessive maternity leave.
I think this story is fascinating because although some articles mention that the French people think it unwise for Dati to return to work so soon, I found no mentions of her child. I would wonder what the developmental repercussions of a child separated from her mother at such a young age are. Another interesting aspect of the story is that Dati is in her forties and a single mother (no mention of a father). Any thoughts on whether this example supports or hurts arguments for the necessity of the nuclear (two parent) family?