keep it dark (snidegrrl) wrote,
keep it dark
snidegrrl

  • Music:
So someone I know is looking at the maternity leave at their place of work. Apparently, it is 5 weeks. Her partner gets no leave and must take vacation to spend any time at home during/after the birth of his child. The real kicker is her maternity leave starts one week AFTER the birth, and any time during and up to that time, she must use vacation. I think this is outrageous (both the inequity and the shortness of that time), but then I'm a commie pinko liberal who doesn't love profit enough to see what's really important. So this thus-far childfree feminist is curious what the stats are across her f-list? Which she recognizes is largely skewed towards the affluent?

Poll #508244 Family Values

For women: How much maternity leave is allowed at your place of work?

None/No benefits/Student
12(27.9%)
Less than 4 weeks
0(0.0%)
4-6 weeks
9(20.9%)
6-8 weeks
11(25.6%)
More than 8 weeks
11(25.6%)

For men: How much paternity leave is allowed at your job?

None/No benefits/Student
18(51.4%)
Yes, I get paternity leave, but it is not equivalent to maternity leave.
6(17.1%)
Yes, I get paternity leave, and it is equivalent to maternity leave.
11(31.4%)
Tags: feminist, poll
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Comments allowed for friends only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 61 comments
Previous
← Ctrl ← Alt
Next
Ctrl → Alt →
Previous
← Ctrl ← Alt
Next
Ctrl → Alt →