Alright, I’m mad. I hate to pile on, but I’m mad as hell. I just read Meghann Foye’s article in the New York Post about her “meternity” leave. Apparently she felt envious of her co-workers who got all that awesome maternity leave when they had babies. Ms. Foye said she wanted that relaxing (HA), rejuvenating (HAHAHAHAHA) maternity leave just like they all had.
Except without the baby.
And I quote:
“You know, I need a maternity leave!” I told one of my pregnant friends. She laughed, and we spent the afternoon plotting my escape from my 10-hour days, fake baby bump and all.
Of course, that didn’t happen. But 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.
For women who follow a “traditional” path, this pause often naturally comes in your late 20s or early 30s, when a wedding, pregnancy and babies means that your personal life takes center stage. But for those who end up on the “other” path, that socially mandated time and space for self-reflection may never come.”
Ummmmm, WHAT???????? Is this woman insane?????????? Maternity leave is [Read More…]