When I read the headline that Apple and Facebook are now offering to freeze female employees’ eggs as a perk of employment, I thought I had entered the Twilight Zone!
Is that taking progress a bit too far? Is this move a way for companies to push women to push their choice to have children later and later in life?
Convenient for the company. Not necessarily convenient for Mommy and Daddy. And what level of employee would get such a perk? Potential CEOs or secretaries? I think we know the answer to that one.
Jerry Doyle and I take apart the ramifications of women in the workplace being pushed to imitate the male “lean in” model at work rather than employers shifting their paradigms to allow for more flexible work schedules and paid parental leave.
Also mentioned is the Microsoft CEO who said if women want a raise, they should work harder they should rely on “karma.” *Sigh* We’ve still got a long way to go, baby!
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Anita Finlay is the bestselling author of Dirty Words on Clean Skin. Sharing the untold story of Hillary’s 2008 campaign, Dirty Words exposes media sexism in a society not as evolved as advertised. “The book tells it like it is for women aspiring to power.” #1 on Amazon’s Women in Politics books for 16 weeks.
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