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Meghann Foye, 38, was jealous of co-workers clocking out for maternity leave, and decided she needed a break of her own. Here, the author of the novel “Meternity” (Mira, out now), tells The Post’s Anna Davies why she believes every woman deserves mandated “me time.”
You guys hear that? It's not the fact that she wants kids to get maternity leave, she just wants it to have some "me time" Equality, amiright?
And yet, after 10 years of working in a job where I was always on deadline, I couldn’t help but feel envious when parents on staff left the office at 6 p.m. to tend to their children, while it was assumed co-workers without kids would stay behind to pick up the slack.
Oh, so that "equality" women have been wanting so bad now rears it's ugly head. You know, since men have to work longer hours throughout the entire week while not being able to see their kids but it's all justified since you need "me time." Fucking pathetic.
Of course, that didn’t happen. But the more I thought about it, the more I came to believe in the value of a “meternity” leave — which is, to me, a sabbatical-like break that allows women and, to a lesser degree, men to shift their focus to the part of their lives that doesn’t revolve around their jobs.
You guys get that? "To a lesser degree" cause men don't need to see their families.
For women who follow a “traditional” path, this pause often naturally comes in your late 20s or early 30s, when a wedding, pregnancy and babies means that your personal life takes center stage. But for those who end up on the “other” path, that socially mandated time and space for self-reflection may never come.
Are you fucking serious? Holy shit, the narcissism in this women is off the fucking scale. In other words, "I wasn't givin all the attention I wanted out of life so now it's societies fault that I have to work and support myself just like feminism wanted
When I graduated from college in the early 2000s, I enjoyed the same unspoken expectation shared among my fellow Gen-Xers: If you poured your heart and soul into your career, you would eventually get to a director level and have the flexibility, paycheck and assistants beneath you to begin to create a work-life balance. Then the 2008 recession hit, and people were lucky to have jobs at all. Assistants and perks disappeared across industries, and I felt like the cultural expectation was that we should now be tethered to our desks and our smartphones.
Oh you poor poor baby. Having to work more in order to make a successful career and actually move up in the work place.
It seemed that parenthood was the only path that provided a modicum of flexibility. There’s something about saying “I need to go pick up my child” as a reason to leave the office on time that has far more gravitas than, say, “My best friend just got ghosted by her OkCupid date and needs a margarita” — but both sides are valid.
Both are validated? Wanting to go get wasted with your friend and look for a new Chad compared to having to take care of your child. Jesus fucking Christ...
Honestly, I can't keep reading this shit. If you want to read more just click on the link.
Women wanted equality. They got it. Now they realize taking on a mans responsibility isn't what they expected when they asked for "Gender Equality"
Give her an inch and she'll take a fucking mile
Women do not want to work as much as a man has to to. Period.
Western Feminism is Cancer.
Want to know why women on aggregate don't make the same amount of money? "Meternity" leave will only further devalue your potential earnings. This self obsessed laziness and entitlement is the type of hubris that will lead to the economic collapse of the West.