Say hello to French Justice Minister Rachida Dati. She is 43 years old, gave birth to her daughter Zohra five days ago via caesarean and on the same day she left the hospital with her baby, she put on this outfit and went back to work to attend a cabinet meeting.
According to reports:
"Pregnancy is not an illness," said Georges-Fabrice Blum, the
vice president of the French gynecologists' association, and there
are no ill effects from a quick return to work.
But woman's groups in France disagreed.
"This is scandalous," said Maya Sturduts from the National
Collective for the Rights of Women.
"Employers can now use this to put pressure on women", she said,
especially during the current tough economic times when employers
may be looking for excuses to cut staff.
Women in France are guaranteed by law 16 weeks of paid maternity
leave, of which 10 weeks are usually taken after the baby's