Thursday, September 15, 2011

Megyn Kelly

The apocalypse must be near, because in this video Megyn Kelly of Fox News feels bad about all the hate toward the LGBTQ community.




I think something happened when she got called out for taking maternity leave and started talking about how the U.S. should offer paid maternity leave like the entire.rest.of.the.world. The scales fell from her eyes!

And just in case we need a reminder of where the U.S. stands in relation to the rest of the world re: parental leave, there is this handy little chart that shows the duration of paid parental leave (last updated 2004 - but our policy hasn't changed and some countries may have implemented even better policies):

Courtesy of the Clearinghouse for International Developments in Child, Youth, and Family Policies. Columbia University.

 We're at the very bottom! 

2 comments:

  1. I just discovered your blog! I am now reading every single post from the beginning. Brilliant! Thank you so much. As for the chart, holy shit I've never seen it displayed so plainly. I am not looking forward to dealing with maternity leave when I have children. Heaven forbid I keep my job as well! Haha!

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind words!

      And yes - our maternity leave is terrible! I love this chart because it shows precisely how terrible it is!

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