Unless you’ve been under a rock with no Wifi, you know that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has been hit with some scrutiny regarding her work from home policy – specifically from parents. But now, I don’t give two figs about all the work from home hoopla considering that Marissa has officially announced a baller maternity leave and paternity leave for Yahoo employees. Work from home what? More
Topic: paternity leave
I would happily welcome the dawn of the Daddy Wars. More
Earlier this week, we reported on Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly‘s awesome “I am woman, hear me roar” moment in which she humiliated radio host Mike Gallagher on national television. Gallagher had commented on Kelly having been on maternity leave for too long, and how it’s a “racket” that women get to stay home with their babies while men don’t. Oy!
Whatever your opinion of Kelly, you had to hand it to her for blasting Gallagher like that and standing up for a woman’s right to bond with her baby. “Maternity leave is a racket?” she asked him. “What a moronic thing to say! . . . What is it about getting pregnant and carrying a baby for nine months that doesn’t deserve a few months of recovery and bonding?” She also set him straight on paternity leave, explaining that men, too, have a right to take time off work to bond with his child. Gallagher sheepishly claimed to have been drinking that day.
Now it’s Kelly’s turn for embarrassment. On last night’s Daily Show, Jon Stewart recovered old footage of Kelly complaining about paternity leave. More