Good Morning Britain working mothers debate thoroughly divides viewers

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Photo credit: ITV

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A Good Morning Britain debate about working mothers has divided viewers.

On Tuesday (February 19), the show welcomed journalist Holly Brockwell and working mum Katrina Hodge to debate the issue, following the publication of a study that found women's chronic stress markers could be reduced by working fewer hours.

"The assumption is that kids come above all else and I don't think that's the case," said Brockwell.

"I don't think we should get into a situation where whoever is in charge of the rota is deciding whose reason for leaving at 5 or having the weekend off is more important that anyone else's."

But, what did viewers think?

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Well, as ever, the topic seemed to divide those watching at home.

There were those who thought working parents should be allowed a certain flexibility:

"Why would you want time off in the school holidays if you don’t have kids?" asked one viewer.

"Smokers are allowed numerous breaks through the day. is this not special treatment?" said another.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

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And it wouldn't be GMB if there weren't many on the other side of the argument too:

"100% agree with this woman... I get sick of people using 'I've got kids' as an excuse," said one viewer.

And another added: "There is a level of entitlement frm women/men with children. I admire what u do as working mothers but u can't assume anothers situ."

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays on ITV.

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