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Time to drop the double standards

Former Atomic Kitten Natasha Hamilton (left) has recently talked about how she's been slagged for having four children by four different men. Ulrika Jonsson was nicknamed '4x4' a few years ago while Kate Winslet was also criticised for her third pregnancy with a third different father.

Many men, such as Rod Stewart (who has seven with five), father children by different women. Their treatment is different though. They are deemed loveable ladies' men. They're not judged and scrutinised in the same way as women.

Possibly some of these women may have wanted a traditional family, but when things didn't work out they're vilified. It's the double standard again.

Women who've had several lovers are regarded as 'sluts'. The men are regarded as 'studs'.