NO ONE has the right to tell a mother how much time she should spend with her children, Gwyneth Paltrow has said, in an attack on those who pass judgement on her priorities.
The Hollywood actress said a woman's work-life balance should be "exactly what she feels is right for her", with nobody else involved in setting "her time schedule".
She added that mothers had "got to let go" of the fear that other people were judging them for their choices, saying: "F–- what anybody else says."
Paltrow, who has two children with her husband, the Coldplay singer Chris Martin, has previously written about life as a working mother on her lifestyle website, Goop, and was criticised by some readers for her priorities.
Interviewed for the December edition of 'Red' magazine, which she guest-edited, she said growing older had made her realise "it doesn't matter what people who don't know you think".
"You're wasting your energy," she added.
Paltrow, who combines an acting career with running her lifestyle brand, said women failed to support each other.
"It makes me cross. I personally think that the work-life balance for a woman should be exactly what she feels is right for her," she said. "And nobody else can set her time schedule. And nobody else can tell her how many hours a week she needs to devote to this, that or the other ... f–- what anybody else says." (©Daily Telegraph, London)