38-year-old Meghann Foye does!
Meghann Foye is a writer who’s never had kids. And she has a new book called “Meternity” that pushes for everyone to get a few months off for maternity leave. Even if they’ve never had kids.
Megann says “Because it’s only fair”. She told the “New York Post” she was jealous of all her friends who’d get time off when they had a baby, because they’d come back more sure of themselves. And that having kids was the only path that provided flexibility at work.
She says, “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, ‘My best friend got ghosted by her OkCupid date and needs a margarita,’ but both sides are valid.” Well, it’s safe to say that she didn’t find a lot of allies after the article came out.
Do you think those without kids should get the same “Mat leave” time off?