Thread: Paternity Leave
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Old 16.11.2017, 10:54
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Re: Paternity Leave

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1. Bonding is a myth. The first few weeks of a baby's life consists of them shitting, sleeping and eating. Whilst a mother may feel a bond, a father can only attend to their needs. The bonding comes much later.
2. "Creating a more equitable society". The problem with this is that it flies in the face of nature. And you shouldn't argue with nature, because you won't win. We can play these role reversal games, but until we solve the problem of men being able to get pregnant, and men being able to breastfeed, the equitable society utopia will never be achieved.
Ah well, there you go. If you don`t believe in an equitable society, there`s no point in me trying to convince you of the benefits of parental leave for men. And you might be surprised by how much bonding happens over fulfilling children`s basic needs.
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