Do the words “working mother” bother you? If not, they should.
Recently, someone called me a “working mother” in a professional setting.
It felt uncomfortable because I’m a non-native English speaker who hears individual words as opposed to culturally known expressions.
The first word is “mother.” I’m the mother of two amazing little people. The second word is “working.” I’ve chosen to stay on my professional path, so technically I am a perfect representation of those two words.
It shouldn’t be a big deal.
The problem is that those two words are exactly that: just two words.