Feminism means that men should have paid paternity leave to bond with their child.
Feminism is about fathers rights being balanced alongside a mothers, especially if there is evidence that the mother isn’t capable.
Feminism means both men and women have the choice to work or to be stay at home parents.
Feminism means women should be prosecuted for rape and sexual assault on the same level as men, whether it’s against other women or against men.
Feminism means women are allowed to work in both STEM areas AND garbage disposal and sewage works, and that men can work in beauty and care areas.
Real feminism wants equality between the sexes. Real feminism doesn’t prize women above men. Real feminism values men and women in their strengths and weaknesses, and recognises that men and women can’t necessarily do the same due to biological differences.
“No one should have to win the boss lottery to gain access to paid family leave,” says Kate Black, executive director of American women. But you have to watch the video to believe the persuasive strategy they come up with.
I’VE ONLY GONE AND BLOODY FINISHED ONE OF MY FICS!! *party poppers pop, champers gets passed around, cocktail sausages get skewered with lil toothpicks*
Too soon. It’s all too soon. The baby’s not safe to make its appearance into the the world until 37 weeks, Sansa is 36 weeks. Jon remembers this fact from one of her ‘What To Expect When Expecting’ baby books. One week can’t make that much difference right? RIGHT?!
The next Labour government will transform the workplace
Labour’s 20 point plan to end the ‘rigged economy’ in work
Labour is backing a comprehensive programme to strengthen rights
at work, make sure new jobs are good jobs, and end the race to the bottom in
pay, conditions and job security.
Low pay and insecurity have mushroomed under the Conservatives.
Labour will invest in the jobs and industries of the future, and take action to
enforce a floor under employment standards across the board – so that all jobs
are decent jobs.
The next Labour government will bring in a 20 point plan for
security and equality at work:
all workers equal rights from day one, whether part-time or full-time,
temporary or permanent – so that all workers have the same
rights and protections whatever kind of job they have
zero hours contracts – so that every worker gets a guaranteed number of hours each
that any employer wishing to recruit labour from abroad does not undercut
workers at home - because it causes divisions when one workforce is used against
the Trade Union Act and roll out sectoral collective bargaining –
because the most effective way to maintain good rights at work is through a
trade unions a right to access workplaces – so that unions can
speak to members and potential members
four new Bank Holidays – we’ll bring our country together with
new holidays to mark our four national patron saints’ days, so that workers in
Britain get the same proper breaks as in other countries.
the minimum wage to the level of the living wage (expected to be at least £10 per
hour by 2020) – so that no one in work gets poverty pay
the public sector pay cap – because public sector wages have
fallen and our public sector workers deserve a pay rise
the takeover code to ensure every takeover proposal has a clear plan in place
to protect workers and pensioners – because workers shouldn’t
suffer when a company is sold
out maximum pay ratios – of 20:1 in the public sector and
companies bidding for public contracts - because it cannot be right that wages
at the top keep rising while everyone else’s stagnates
unpaid internships – because it’s not fair for some to get a leg up when others
can’t afford to
all workers’ rights to trade union representation at work – so
that all workers can be supported when negotiating with their employer
employment tribunal fees – so that people have access to justice
paid paternity leave to four weeks and increase paternity pay –
because fathers are parents too and deserve to spend more time with their new
protections for women against unfair redundancy –
because no one should be penalised for having children
a public inquiry into blacklisting – to ensure that
blacklisting truly becomes and remains a thing of the past
equalities reps statutory rights – so they have time to
protect workers from discrimination
protection against third party harassment – because everyone
deserves to be safe at work
a civil enforcement system to ensure compliance with
gender pay auditing– so that all workers have fair access to employment and promotion
opportunities and are treated fairly at work
John McDonnell MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, said:
“These policies will be the cornerstone of the next Labour
government’s programme to bring an end to the rigged economy that many
experience in workplaces across Britain.
“The scandal of six million people earning less than the living
wage, and four million children growing up in poverty are not inevitable. It
only takes a change of government to bring these outrages to an end.
“The measures we are planning will make that possible, update our
country for the 21st century and prepare us for the economic
“They will also underpin the values we want to see in the British
economy, and underline the scale of Labour’s plans to transform the workplace
from the shop-floor up to the boardroom.
“When voters go to the polls on 8th June they
should know that if they vote Labour, they will be voting for a change in the
balance of power not only in society but in their places of work.
“It will mean tearing up the Tory status quo that allows most
people’s wages to fall behind prices, and allow them to start to share in the
wealth they help to create.
“Only a Labour government led by Jeremy Corbyn will stand up for
the many in our offices and factories, while the Tories are only prepared to
protect big business and a wealthy few.”
Rebecca Long-Bailey, Shadow Secretary of State for Business,
Energy and Industrial Strategy, said:
“Labour’s 20 point plan on employment rights seeks not only
to extend the rights of workers but enforce them too. For too long people have
fallen through the gaps in the law or suffered because the law is simply
inadequate, we intend to stop this. This election offers a clear choice: do you
want a labour market run for the many or the few.”
Retention of female employees and their mobility into higher paying roles can be improved when paid parental leave is encouraged for both men and women.
PREACH.* That’s from the Seattle City Council, who, spurred by Councilmember Jean Godden, moved one step closer to offering paid family leave for City employees of all genders today.
The resolution, which offers four weeks of paid family leave to parents (including foster and adoptive parents) of all gender who have been with the City for more than six months, will go before full council on Monday, where it will definitely pass.
The vote came after a series of testimonies from community members (and their kids!), which Godden said gave her “a lump in her throat.”
“It’s one thing to make legislation, it’s another to see…who it will impact,” she said.
Though the new legislation will only apply to City employees, the hope is that it will eventually be expanded, similar to the Safe and Sick Leave, to all workers in the City of Seattle. Unfortunately, it’s likely to face an uphill battle from the business community who, as we’ve seen from $15 and the aforementioned sick leave ordinance, tend to be a hard sell on pro-worker matters that will cost money. They are also, as demonstrated by both of those laws, slow to comply.
But this is a start. And while four weeks is still well below the international average in developed nations, it’s above the national requirement, which is zero.
Good work, Jean Godden!
*Though we would not use binary gender language because that’s exclusive. We would say “for all genders.”
JACK WHITE TO SERVE ON MEGAN BARRY’S NEW GENDER EQUITY COUNCIL
“I believe all human beings in this planet and in this society we live in deserve to be treated the same,” he said. “They deserve to be treated the same in their social lives and in their financial and business careers as well.”
White, said it is “embarrassing” that a gender wage gap still exists. He said pay should not be dictated by gender, or whether an individual is transgender or gender neutral.
“In my life in the arts, I’ve always considered it unfair when, for example, while producing a record, that a drummer would be less than a singer simply because that singer had an agent or representative,” he said. “I think they should be paid the same.“
“Now wouldn’t it be just as ridiculous to pay two fiddle players a different wage because one of them is male and one of them is female? I think so.”
The hook for White’s involvement: Third Man Records’ policies for employees, which at a Wednesday press conference to announce the new council were lauded as a model for other small businesses. White said his record store has health insurance for all employees, six-month paid maternity leave for new mothers, three-month paid paternity leave and a $15-an-hour minimum wage for all employees regardless of gender.
Why aren’t there more female investment bankers? Maybe it’s actually the same reason there aren’t more male investment bankers who aren’t insufferable alpha males – because investment banking is a gigantic fly trap for macho assholes and ideally nobody should be doing it. The real question is why are there so many macho assholes, and why do we let them beat the economy like a rented mule? This is of course in no way to suggest that efforts to reduce gender imbalances should cease, because there are going to be people of any gender who want to be investment bankers for whatever reason, and equality means all of them should by God have an equal chance at wasting their lives (and the legal right to be paid maternity/paternity leave to raise their devil spawn). The point is just to illustrate that what men do is automatically seen as desirable, as opposed to maybe asking if maybe something having no women in it maybe means it’s maybe bullshit.
Netflix, the online movie streaming service, will now offer employees unlimited maternity or paternity leave for the first year after the birth or adoption of a child, the company announced Tuesday in a statement. this comes in addition to the company’s “unlimited vacation” policy. But some former employees aren’t buying it.
Out of 193 countries in the United Nations, only a small handful do not have a national paid parental leave law: New Guinea, Suriname, a few South Pacific island nations and the United States.
In the U.S., that means a lot moms and dads go back to work much sooner after the birth of a baby than they would like because they can’t afford unpaid time off.
Jody Heymann, founding director of the World Policy Analysis Center at UCLA, says the global landscape for paid parental leave looks bright, but the U.S. is far behind.
“The U.S. is absolutely the only high-income country that doesn’t, and as you can tell by the numbers, overwhelmingly the world provides it,” she says. “The world not only provides paid maternity leave, but they provide adequate paid paternity leave.”
Swedish dads must now take at least 3 months of paternity leave
Starting in 2016, Swedish fathers must take a third month of paid parental leave. The country already allowed parents to split up to 16 months of paid leave, but previously required that fathers only had to take off a minimum of two of those months. Now, mothers and fathers are each required to take three months off and divide the remaining 10 months however they choose. This could help Sweden reach gender equality.
This Father’s Day, let’s forget the beer and golf balls and give dads what they really need: paid paternity leave.
Given that the U.S. is the only high-income country in the world without statutory paid maternity leave,* paid paternity leave might feel like wishful thinking. It shouldn’t. Parental leave is not simply a luxury, for mothers or for fathers; it’s a necessity. And while enshrining statutory maternity pay may be a more popular topic for debate on the cable news networks, paternity leave musn’t be ignored, either. At its heart, this is a feminist issue, too.
In the U.S., you’re guaranteed zero weeks of paid leave and 12 weeks of protected leave, meaning your job will be waiting for you three months after your child is born. Under America’s Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993, however, this is only for employees who have been at a company of 50 or more workers for at least a year, and even in these circumstances, employers are not required to provide any sort of compensation for your leave. The 50-employee requirement also puts workers at smaller, newer companies at a disadvantage. So if you’re pregnant at a tiny start-up in the U.S., your paid and protected leave options are at the discretion of your manager. Even if you work at a company with more than 50 people, you might run into some trouble if you find out you’re having a kid before hitting your one-year employee mark.
“Most parents lack paid maternity or paternity leave, and many struggle to afford high-quality day care. For some parents, especially low-wage workers, taking time off to care for a sick kid or attend a parent-teacher conference means risking their jobs. If we were serious about honoring mothers, viral videos casting their lives as impossibly difficult wouldn’t warm our hearts; they would impel us to action.”
Every country collects taxes. Only America chooses to spend over half [57%] on the military. We could easily have universal health and education, zero medical debt and zero student debt, months of paid family leave and paid paternity leave, but we give all that tax money to defense spending.