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  •  Er (4+ / 0-)

    What's the difference between a woman who just gave birth and was back on the job in a few weeks to a man whose SO just gave birth, who then went back to work a few weeks later?

    For one, giving birth is immeasurably harder on the woman's body than a man's; the baby needs to bond with its mother during the fist few months more than with its father; and the hourly feedings (at least in my case) were via breast, so there was little for me to do other than change diapers. Our roles could not have been reversed without major changes.

    I look at the whole maternity thing as yet another reason why America is more like a third-world backwoods. We are like--what--1 of a very few industrialized nations that DON'T mandate paid time off. It is a disgrace.

    “Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can't build on it; it's only for wallowing in.” — Katherine Mansfield

    by Simolean on Mon Feb 25, 2013 at 07:38:21 PM PST

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