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Do You Know Your Company’s Maternity Leave Policy? Submit it to This Tumblr.

The U.S. has some of the worst family leave policies in the world.

Portrait of a pregnant lady who probably didn’t have paid maternity leave either (because she was as rich as God, probably). Image via Wikimedia Commons/attributed to artist Marcus Gheeraerts.

The U.S. has some of the most pitiful family leave laws—in fact, it’s only one of four countries in the entire world that does not offer paid leave for new mothers (other countries are Papua New Guinea, Lesotho, and Swaziland). So, because there are no laws enforcing paid leave and other pretty basic benefits, family leave policies tend to vary wildly from company to company, based on the whims of the company’s leadership.

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We Need More Conservative Moms Like Megyn Kelly

Megyn Kelly's passionate defense of maternity leave is a reminder that childcare is a nonpartisan issue.

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Conservative women touting their mom credentials don't often support policies that make life easier on women and families, but Fox News commentator Megyn Kelly has become an unlikely advocate for mom-friendly policies. She laid the smack down on radio host Mike Gallagher, who had called maternity leave a "racket," reminding him and her viewers that the United States is in the "Dark Ages" compared to other countries when it comes to family leave policies. Check out this exchange:

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