“Not sure why so many people want to take this news negatively or politically. Any married couple knows this study rings true. Doesn't mean that we can't work together and take advantage of our positive (and different) natural traits!
And I see NO reason why this should or would effect equal pay! If you can do the job the same, then you should get paid the same. Since when do we pay people solely based off their personality and NOT their performance anyway?
Personally I'm glad they've confirmed what I've always known!!!”
“The fact that as Americans we are conditioned to see having children as a negative that comes with "consequences" for even as mature, married adults is sad. Children are positive and are a blessing! I believe there's an extent to which "special treatment" can go too far (and this may be an example, although I think the problem is more in the choice of words than the actual idea), but as a whole our country does not support families the way that most other developed countries do. The fact so many Americans see that having children merits deserved "consequences" proves how distorted the idea of having children has become. I believe that we should focus most on what happens AFTER the baby is born when women should be getting paid leave and definitely more than 6 short weeks! And what about fathers? There is nothing for them. They get no time off to help their wife or care for their child, unless they use vacation time (if they work somewhere that has that). Having right's to raise your family isn't a hand out, it's a RIGHT. Again, most other developed countries have these rights and more, so why don't we since we're supposed to be the leader of the free world?”
april1398 on Jan 6, 2012 at 17:11:56
“You absolutely have the right to raise your family. But raising your family is not a RIGHT that your employer should have to pay for. Raising your family is just what you do when you're a mature, responsible person. Maternity/paternity pay is a luxury not a right. If you have a job that has it, GREAT! If you don't, well, then you need to plan accordingly for the choice YOU made.
I'm tired of reading what people are calling rights. If you don't know what the actual rights are you need to go back and refresh your memory by reading the Bill of Rights. I'm 100% sure that paid leave is NOT a right.
As for pregnancy being a disability? RUBBISH! This is the most ridiculous thing I've read all week.”
“I can say with certainty that is is only SOMETIMES true, and definitely not the rule.”
onionboy on Feb 8, 2012 at 12:15:47
“Well, we'll disagree. I think mine is the rule. I don't know many guys who like to date women who complain all the time, are never happy, etc....even if they have a D cup. I know one and no one who's spoken to her for more than 10 minutes ever asks, "How come you're still single?" It become obvious pretty quickly. But I know perky (personality) and sexy-vibe A cups who never buy their own drinks.”