Men's Rights"I want all the perks of maternity leave — without having any kids" (self.TheRedPill)
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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.
[–][deleted] 332 points333 points334 points 3 years ago (29 children)
Women never wanted equality. They THOUGHT they wanted equality but actually wanted all the perks and benefits that men had without all those pesky risks, obligations, duties, and responsibilities.
[–][deleted] 76 points76 points76 points 3 years ago
[–]polakfury 2 points3 points4 points 3 years ago (0 children)
How did that work out for Florina. Almost destroyed a company lol
[–][deleted] 65 points66 points67 points 3 years ago (1 child)
"When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination." - Thomas Sowell
[–]afkb39sdfb 6 points7 points8 points 3 years ago (0 children)
I love sowell. Probably one of the greatest Economist in human history in my opinion, and he's not a big fan of feminism at all.
[–]horoblast 71 points72 points73 points 3 years ago (10 children)
Women love equality, but don't really want to work longer hours than men, don't want to work in the mines, fishing boats, oil platforms, factories, etc. Also don't seem to like to be drafted in the millions if war would break out, forced to go fight for several minutes and get shot for the glory of your country!
The women who do want equality, usually aren't the femenazis and are just "women", they do they part in life just like the men, they get degrees, go to work, raise their children and have a loving family. If you bitch about "work equality" but choose a liberal arts degree or equivalent, sigh ...
[–]Endorsed ContributorRedBigMan 49 points50 points51 points 3 years ago (2 children)
What women don't realize is that equality is like a scale.
You can't throw more freedoms/privileges on one side without a corresponding amount of duties/responsibilities on the other side.
This chick has a pretty bad idea because it gives people a year off of work associated with maternity leave (female privilege) with no corresponding responsibility (raising children). Just like giving women the right to vote without owning property and/or being drafted into the military.
When women (especially feminists) look at equality they only see one side of the scale. They don't see that for all the talk about male privilege that goes on there is a huge amount of male responsibility on the other side.
[–]TRP VanguardHumanSockPuppet 25 points26 points27 points 3 years ago (0 children)
Every person's privilege is another person's burden to bear.
[–]swolebird 2 points3 points4 points 3 years ago (0 children)
The same scale goes for maternity leave:
"freedom": time off
responsibility: time off because you have an infant that needs taking care of.
[–][deleted] 21 points22 points23 points 3 years ago (2 children)
The age when feminism took off, the 1960s, was a golden age for the west. 40 hour work weeks, chicken in every pot, car in every driveway, etc. Men knew that for that to happen it took thousands of years of men giving their blood, sweat, and tears to creating what is known as "civilization". They also knew hard times would come again and once again men would be required to work themselves to death in a bad economy or go die in a desert or rice patty or other foreign land to keep western civilization alive and safe for women.
Women saw what men had in "the good times" and wanted it at any price. Women wanted power, and now they have it.
They reveled in it while times were good. Coasting on the fumes of what they last great generation of men created. I want to see how they handle it in the darkness ahead. And doing so without assistance in a world in which no one cares what happens to them (at best).
Looking at the world today they don't seem to be doing a very good job. I think I'll have another beer.
[–][deleted] 1 point2 points3 points 3 years ago (1 child)
I want to see how they handle it in the darkness ahead.
I want to see how they handle it in the darkness ahead.
Regression. We will get the pendulum swing back into traditionalism where women confess and admit to their weakness to face the darkness alone. Men will do what we've done since the dawn of time and shoulder the burden once again. It's the natural ebb and flow, with men always trapped in the undertow while women are safely on the life raft above it all.
[–]2wiseclockcounter 0 points1 point2 points 3 years ago (0 children)
only when enough young 20 year old feminists who are doing their thing right now become old and bitter and lose their chance at a family, and the women who currently fit that category live out their repulsively desperate excuse of a life, will we see a new generation of girls who enter adulthood with an accurate insight into the reality of feminism.
Too bad the only way it will happen is if men temporarily and unanimously agree not to impregnate the harpies. Fuck us all to hell, though-- the state will give them their baby instead.
[–]lostinsauce -14 points-14 points-14 points 3 years ago [recovered]
Last time I checked economics is a liberal arts degree
[–]SecularNotLiberal 2 points3 points4 points 3 years ago (0 children)
I don't think that all liberal arts degrees are useless. Depends on the degree and what you intend to do with it, as well as how realistic your ambitions are. If you get an English degree and intend to go into teaching (public school, not much pay, gotta pay your dues) then that could work well. Most of the people I see working in retail with liberal arts degrees got something super useless (LGBT studies, Cheese composition, etc) and/or they had unrealistic expectations of the jobs they would get, like expecting to work as a new grad in a nice private school or college right away, or being "too good" to pay their dues.
[–]Attentive1 1 point2 points3 points 3 years ago (1 child)
Are the following liberal arts degrees: Chemistry, Geology, Medicine, Engineering, Business Administration...
[–][deleted] 17 points18 points19 points 3 years ago (0 children)
Women didn't want equality, they wanted more.
[–]hhamama66 25 points26 points27 points 3 years ago (2 children)
"Women are constantly patting themselves on the back over how difficult their lives are and no one corrects cause the wanna fuck 'em"
-Bilk Burr (who also married a feminist cunt)
[–]PeanutFlavor 6 points7 points8 points 3 years ago (1 child)
That last part makes me nod in disgust, how he could settle down with a woman like Nia--she comes off pretty arrogant for someone who really isn't very attractive. She's very much a basic hair-hatted black chick
[–]hhamama66 0 points1 point2 points 3 years ago (0 children)
I listened to them argue over a guy who asked Bill whether he would rather have a gay son that's a who're or a daughter that's a who're and she just exploded like "waaahhh that's not how the world should work" when he brought up the obvious fact that women don't have to do Jack shit if they want to whore around.
[–][deleted] 9 points10 points11 points 3 years ago (0 children)
"With the joy of responsibility, comes the burden of obligation." -- Hank Hill
The joke being that Hank Hill believes responsibility is a joy, a gift, an honor. And that performance is a foregone conclusion.