Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Head Scratcher

I'm not sure I quite understand the complaints about stay-at-home mothers not getting maternity leave. To take "leave", I believe you actually have to have a job to take leave from. I think maternity leave is meant to be a payment to tide a new mother over while she's not working. I THINK so. I'm pretty sure that if you don't go to work before you have a baby, continuing not to go to work is not actually "taking leave". But some are complaining that stay-at-home mums are not going to get any maternity leave from the jobs they don't have.

It seems a bit like complaining that you're being discriminated against by being denied workers' compensation payments from a company you don't work for as a result of an injury suffered on a snorkelling holiday.


Beckert said...

I think you're missing the real discrimination here Ben. What about the women who don't want children at all?

I tell you it's rules for some and not for others.

Ben Pobjie said...

I admit I forgot about childless women's right to take paid leave to look after the children they don't have.

When will the bigotry end, Beckert?