Equality: Childless Woman Demands Maternity Leave, by Ryan McMaken.
Meghann Foye, a childless woman, demands that people without children get maternity leave too. The purpose, Foye explains, is to allow all workers the same sort of “self-reflection” that parents of small children apparently enjoy in abundance. Writes Foye:
“The more I thought about it, the more I came to believe in the value of a “meternity” leave — which is, to me, a sabbatical-like break that allows women and, to a lesser degree, men to shift their focus to the part of their lives that doesn’t revolve around their jobs.”
Well merely asking politely would have only provoked laughter or dismissal, so demanding is the right thing to do.
Foye’s position is that women with children get special treatment and are allowed to work less while people like her pick up the slack. In Foye’s world, parents — especially mothers — are constantly getting more time off to tend to their families. Essentially, Foye believes, mothers with children are being subsidized by those who work late and don’t take work time off to tend to sick children and other types of non-wage work outside the office.
It’s tough being a man, isn’t it? Feminists demanded equality you know.