'It's a racket for women to get 3 months maternity leave!'
Boy, did he get a lot of callers after that one. And I agree with the callers that phoned in. Nine months of carrying around another human being, and going through all the labor involved with that is no joke and a man can't know what it feels like, and I think women do deserve paid leave of absence during this time.
What are your views on this? There is some surprisingly counter intuitive economic data I learned in college about the effects of maternity leave and female labor force on the market, but I think I'll hold off on that.
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Here's an idea: Why not let the companies and the women decide how to deal with time off for maternity leave?
There will be LOTS of different companies, and they can offer LOTS of different alternatives. Some could be super generous and give you 9-12 months fully paid off. Others can give you absolutely nothing. And there could be all sorts of options in between. Think that sounds weird? Consider this:
All jobs offer different PAY too! Why is this ANY different?
Obviously, some women would be more inclined to take a job that offers generous maternity leave. Others would rather give them higher pay and less maternity leave. Different strokes for different folks!
Freedom of choice is a GOOD think people!3
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