Pregnancy Discrimination | August 8, 2018 Act 2 | Full Frontal on TBS

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, August 8, 2018
  • It's been illegal to discriminate against pregnant women since the 70's, but 2018 has brought us so many things that went out of style 50 years ago. Why should this be any different?

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  • 5%LowBattery
    5%LowBattery  1 months ago +1

    Why Does the School Day End Two Hours Before the Workday?
    This mismatch creates a child-care crisis between 3 and 5 p.m. that has parents scrambling for options.
    On the whole, conflicting school and work schedules cost the U.S. economy $55 billion in lost productivity each year, in large part due to parents (mostly women) who scale back employment and the lost productivity when parents have to take off work during school closures.
    “We often think about this as a problem every family faces, and it just happens over and over again in this systemic way: The mother cuts back on her hours for when school is closed,” said Catherine Brown, an education-policy researcher at the Center for American Progress. “Why do we have a wage gap? Partially it’s because of this, I believe.”

  • BrognusBelgen
    BrognusBelgen  1 months ago +1

    0:54 If full bushes were illegal since the 70's, why were there two in the White House? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • Stay_at_home_Dad_here

    Why does this show exist? Cops eating donut jokes? Horrible show with zero comedy.

  • Erik Baran
    Erik Baran  1 months ago

    So women allegedly lose 4% of their wages after having a baby and men gain 6%? Well, maaaaaayyyybe it's because women are less productive after having kids and men have to pick up the slack. Limited work duties while pregnant, 12 weeks of paid vacation after dropping the kid and then there's doctors appointments, school functions and the inevitable daycare problems. And don't think fathers wouldn't want some time off to do those things, it's just that, since men make more, the family depends on the father's salary more. And things only get worse when number two comes along.

  • MissNausicaa87
    MissNausicaa87  2 months ago

    Given these amazing conditions, it's really a shock that the birth rate is dropping...I wonder why? I guess women these days are just sooooo selfish!

  • Kevin Slater
    Kevin Slater  2 months ago

    I understand the need to ensure women keep their jobs or are given lighter work while pregnant. I think it's needed. I am ashamed of my country that this isn't already happening. However I'm worried about stating women make less money after becoming pregnant. What should we do?
    If a man works the same job and never takes time off work for child care should his wage be reduced to match a woman who takes time off? Should her wage be increased for time she spent not working? Should a man who has more experience because he never takes time off work for child care be passed up for promotions to give more opportunities to women? Should a woman be given a promotion despite having less experience because she took time off for child care?
    I'm not sure we want to go that route. All studies show that women who have never had children make more money than men. The gender pay gap is a societal issue with women and childcare, I don't think it's something the law can or should be made to handle.
    Perhaps instead we need to encourage men to play a more active role in their children's lives and when equal time is spent in the home by parents regardless of gender we can look into fixing the wage gap. Perhaps this is something which will happen naturally through automation and a post scarcity world. I can hope.

  • Leopard-King
    Leopard-King  2 months ago

    Ohhhhh, I thought pregnancy discrimination was when a woman passes on having your baby. I thought saying, "Please let me knock you up," gave you a legal green light. Okay, this saved me an embarrassing call to the office of Jim Sokolove.

  • Klara Stern
    Klara Stern  2 months ago

    lightning grotch :/

  • Lucy Miller
    Lucy Miller  2 months ago

    Crushed it

  • Andi amo
    Andi amo  2 months ago

    It's just nice to see liberals not bullying women into having abortions, as if it's some sort of feminist right of passage.

  • mypetlesbian
    mypetlesbian  2 months ago

    Overly simplifying correlations surrounding pregnancy as intentional sexism doesn't help resolve any real issues.

  • Bevlova B
    Bevlova B  2 months ago

    AMEN. I bloody love you, Sam. Love from the UK!

  • boscat666
    boscat666  2 months ago

    hello im a 56 year old man who would like to comment.
    in my life i heve seen pregnancy discrimination and its idiotic ...but its logical for bosses .
    all who are a risk including sick or elder people they want to dump .
    its what a capitalistic world is about ....... but its never fair to people

  • Andy Burns
    Andy Burns  2 months ago

    I like Sam b. And this show. But it always bothers me when shows quote statistics. Like who came up with 4% decrease in pay per child for women and 6% increase for men? What study? Who did it? What figures show these numbers? How was the study done to show these numbers? Why are these figures credible? Random statistics need some validity.

  • K T
    K T  2 months ago

    That would be fully supine on the couch, not prone. Just fyj.

  • Elizabeth Lingurar
    Elizabeth Lingurar  2 months ago

    You don’t want us to be pregnant. You don’t want us to have abortions. You don’t want us to have birth control. MAKE UP YOUR MINDS!!!!

  • mriee
    mriee  2 months ago

    This is messed up but I'm not surprised

  • Nancy Gonzalez
    Nancy Gonzalez  2 months ago

    I worked 50 to 55 hours a week while pregnant. We where told we cant leave work until everything is done. If we left work unfinished then we would get a write up. Many people would get fired for essentially not working a 50 plus hour work week.

  • tenacious645
    tenacious645  2 months ago

    I have to ask, if someone is less capable than the next person or is underperforming compared to their coworkers, do they deserve equal pay? Or if they aren't willing to put in the extra effort are they to be considered as viable a team member as their coworkers who do go the extra mile? I've been outperformed by women before who made more than me as a result. I've also seen women get hired at lower standards than their male co-workers for political reasons. Like female firefighters who get their job even though their performance was far less than the men they passed up to hire her. So for that sentiment I don't think affirmative action is the answer here. If you see this issue black or white, you're going to miss the reality of it. Each case is different, but not all cases are a result of merit and not all cases are a result of sexism.