Skip to comments.Should Paid 'Menstrual Leave' Be a Thing?
Posted on 05/16/2014 2:47:23 PM PDT by rickmichaels
For most American women beyond the age of high school gym class, Ive got my period isnt considered much of an excuse for anything. Were meant to pop an Advil and get on with things, Red Devil be damned. But in several, mostly East Asian, countries, so-called menstrual leave is a legally enshrined right for female workers.
However, as these countries attempt to move toward greater gender equality in the workplace, menstrual leave has come under debate. Do these policies simply further the notion that women are weak, hormonally-addled creatures controlled by their uteri? Or do they encourage more equality by accommodating female workers biological demands, much as maternity leave does?
The issue turns out to be surprisingly complicated, with complex historical roots and supporters on both sides of the liberal-conservative divide.
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because you've come a long way baby.
if you want to be in the workforce no special treatment.
Can gay men claim it too?
(Just want to be clear on who all the recipients will be.)
Who, in their right mind, wants to deal with them, then?
Think of the increases in efficiency.
If menstruation is medicalized and turned into a disease like pregnancy is, it is very easy for the feds or corporate health plans to mandate injectable contraceptives like DepoProvera that suppress menstruation OR require hysterectomies for the sake of equal productivity.
I often get erections that last beyond 4 hours...I need time off.
I work with a boss that has taken it upon herself to send staff email notifications of her absence most every month due to female cycle.
EQUALITY TO WHAT??? that's simply hysterical
3 days off per month = 36 days - weekends = 33 days average so now females will have 1 month less working than males and will pay still be the same?
The wonderful world of privilege and non-responsibility!
Especially now that they want/expect to become Special Forces, SEALS...
The Current FReepathon Pays For The Current Quarters Expenses?
Ha, call in saying I won’t be in today. My medicine caused me to swell up and cause stiffness.
Does this mean all the gals in the office will take off the same day?
Being a woman, I think it was much better to pop the midol and keep going.
IF (Big if) women earn 75 percent less than men do, then how are they gonna like it when you knock off another 2 days worth of pay per month?
Menstrual Pay? What a stupid concept.
Must be as women tend to synchronize their cycles.
When my sister was menstruating she’d be in debilitating pain, soaked in sweat and basically in bed for three days. She was a major in the Air Force’s OSI. (The first woman in the OSI.) So, three days of each month she was out sick. And, I mean SICK. I don’t recall that she ever said it was a problem with her boss. Quite frequently, the doctors laughed at her, simply not believing the problem was real. Trust me. It was real.
Tip jars on all female desks!
No ship, the guys ought to qualify for combat pay that week!
“But in several, mostly East Asian, countries, so-called menstrual leave is a legally enshrined right for female workers. “
Well, they probably don’t have tampons or maxi-pads so... maybe it’s a good thing they stay home.
Did she see a dr. for that? I knew someone with those difficulties who needed an ablation. I find the whole thing quite ‘last century’ myself. If you can’t deal, just get a Mirena, for cryong out loud!
School and work 1day per
Month when it fell on weekday
Heavy blood loss and painfully cramping
After our second and my vas not as bad
If u have sick leave. Do what u have to do
“Did she see a dr. for that?”
She said the air force doctors simply wouldn’t believe her. They’d say, “My wife has never had a problem.” This was in the late ‘60’s through, I think ‘85? So, it was last century. Also, I think the air force doctors seldom dealt with women’s problems.
Q:What is the difference between a woman with PMS and a terrorist?
A:You can negotiate with the terrorist.
I know some ladies that get Cyclic Migraines when their period begins every month...
Some women have lot of additional issues with their periods...
I think it is Biblical! Absolutely! :-)
What army would want to go up against a horde of menstruating Amazons?
“Some women have lot of additional issues with their periods...”
Apparently this isn’t “new.” My mother talked about her mother, who ran a huge enterprise with lots of employees. This was in the early part of the twentieth century until the late ‘60’s. But once a month she simply stayed in bed throwing up for a couple of days until menopause.
You don’t need a Dr. you need more women...
Thankfully, I can work from home on certain days but I pretty much suffer the same as your sister. But there are days when I have to attend a meeting or travel for work & I just tough it out. Every woman is different & it’s no joke to go through what your sister did & I do on a monthly basis.
Btw, you must be a proud brother :) amazing resume your sister has.
“Btw, you must be a proud brother :) amazing resume your sister has.”
Actually, she’s awesome. BTW, sometimes, sick as a dog, she’d get called to supervise a murder scene or a suicide. Talk about a heroic effort! She was the commander at her last several posts.
No, but if a woman should think so, fire her!
Then, hire a man with a family to support.
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Because they’re unclean.
Sure it should. That wouldn't be at all discriminatory against men.
Maybe it should be mandatory for female supervisors to help reduce abuse in the workplace.
She would come into work but have to spend the day in the ladies' break room.
Poor girl was really sick. Nothing seemed to help her.
Feminists today shame all women. Get real. If you cannot make it through your cycle then you are nothing more than a cry baby.
Yes, males that self-identify as female will be able to take 5 days off per month.
I think it was Ron White that said, “I don’t trust anything that bleeds for five days and doesn’t die.”
My sister-in-law had terribly painful ovarian cysts, and a very heavy flow. I think she also had fibroids. She had a hysterectomy in her thirties.
Thankfully, I just pop some ibuprofen and get out the heating pad....works fine.
“if you want to be in the workforce no special treatment.”
I’m a woman and I agree.
The ladies should just tough it out as generations before them did.
When they are busy raising small children they sure as heck won’t get any time off.
we actually had a very young lady who tried this very thing when she first started...amongst other things to have time off.
Are you bragging or complaining? LOL