Women who work in roles traditionally held by men often face stereotypes and unfair treatment on the job. This was certainly true for four Frontier Airlines pilots who filed complaints yesterday with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission after Frontier denied their right to accommodations for pregnancy and breastfeeding.
A new study says breastfeeding moms don't get the accommodation they need at work -- but there's something they can do about it.
Make no mistake, however. There's nothing gender neutral about having a baby. Pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum recovery are strictly women's issues. Since healthy women are the foundation for producing healthy babies, the design of any family leave program must prioritize the needs of women over those of men.
The Board of Admissions initially decided that Ms. Pagano could leave the room every two to three hours and then return to testing, but that an adjusted time would not be allowed. Why do women, and mothers, need to put their identities to the side in order to be successful?
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In a class whose whole premise involves feminism and culture, if your sensibilities are offended by the notion of a mother feeding her baby, then it seems you're not quite ready for college, let alone this seminar.
The sad truth is that millions of working mothers in this country find themselves without the support they need to care for their families and hold onto their jobs.
"We're hoping we open the door a crack for lactation accommodations for all kinds of other major sporting events," Cardarelli
Corporate Voices Launches New Workplace Lactation Toolkit to Close Gap in Lactation Support for Nursing Mothers
Challenges faced at work by nursing mothers are very real; 77 percent of mothers in lower-wage jobs give up breastfeeding after returning to work, despite its health and business benefits.