Journalist Lamia Hamdin wasn’t trying to make a statement when she carried her young son while conducting interviews in Cairo. She was just trying to do her job. (Her son had gotten out of school early.) But when a Cairo University student snapped a photo and uploaded it to Facebook, she became the object of praise as well as harsh criticism. Some applauded her for appearing to juggle the demands of work and childcare, while others called her unprofessional. Hamdin, a reporter with the Egyptian network ONTV, told BuzzFeed News she was “shocked by the reaction.”
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