But a man doesn’t carry the child inside him for 9 months? Pregnancy does wild things to a woman’s body... I’m a grown adult yet I feel scared of what it will do. How can you propose that men should have equal time off for maternity? They are not the ones with a human growing inside them.
@Katerina_Belle I'm saying that nobody should have maternity time off, it's not economical. Pay attention, I never said that.
That’s still wrong though.
@Katerina_Belle According to what metric is it wrong? Just your own feeling that women deserve to take 3-12 months off work, preferably paid, and retain their same position/ seniority, etc. as a guy who doesn't, because she carries a baby? What business would consider hiring young women if they knew they'd have to deal with that?
In the UK, I assure you the majority of businesses hire young women knowing the above. We work to make a living we don’t live to work. We are not robots and a successful company will recognise this that their employees have a life outside work otherwise businesses have a bunch of unmotivated people working for them (consider Elton Mayo’s two factor theory if you want a real study on it). These aren’t just words or my feelings on the matter this a real concept that I was taught in my business modules at university. Ethically maternity leave is right and the legal right of every British woman in the UK.You’re a man you will never know nor understand what a woman’s body goes through when she’s pregnant.I don’t think you fully understand the medical consequences of pregnancy otherwise you really would not be saying the above. I don’t know what more I can add except that you should be more considerate.
@Katerina_Belle I'm glad you took cute little business modules at Uni, but I've got an MBA from an American university, and don't appreciate being dismissed by a half-educated woman, who can't seem to comprehend the mindset of a businessman/ woman.Legality is whatever the legislature says that it is, but this isn't an ethical issue just because of 'what it does to a woman's body.' Go cry to someone else.
I’m not half educated wtf! I’ve got a joint honours degree in Accounting and Business Management BA (Hons). And from what I understand the UK education system is actually of a higher standard than the US so my degree could very well be equivalent to your “MBA”. Anyway back to your point... ethics is “moral principles that govern a person's behaviour or the conducting of an activity” so you’re telling me it’s morally right to make a heavily pregnant woman work her normal hours and at the same standard despite her having contractions? Do you even know how a contraction feels? I certainly don’t but I fear it.It’s equivalent to making someone walk on broken glass barefoot waddling cash in front of them. It’s just wrong. And thank goodness your country’s legislation understands this better than you by allowing maternity leave.I’m not crying about anything here I’m making a valid point which for reasons beyond me you don’t see.
@Katerina_Belle Under what fantasy world would you think that's the case? Either way this is getting tiring, having a conversation with an entitled woman.
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Also I bloody well doubt you actually want equality for all it entails