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Resetting our expectations of parental leave

Resetting our expectations of parental leave
In a recent Time Health article, “Women are Judged Whether They Take Maternity Leave or Not,” research has found that whether or not a new mom takes maternity leave affects what her coworkers think about her.  If she takes it, she’s seen as “less committed and competent at work.” If she doesn’t, she’s “judged to be a worse parent, a less desirable partner and a less caring person.” Wow, talk about damned if you do, damned if you don’t!