No policy change that has anything to do with motherhood ever goes smoothly.
A woman in authority takes too much maternity leave? She’s shirking her duties and shouldn’t be in that job. Not enough maternity leave? She’s setting an unrealistic example for other women.
When Marissa Mayer decided that under-performing Yahoo needed to have a culture of coming in to the office, it was declared as a devastating blow to working moms. When Facebook, Apple, and others offered new egg-freezing benefits so that women could take more control of their own maternity timeline, the Internet declared this was a way pressuring women not to have kids…
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