Newsflash: Fathers Also Need Paternity Leave


It may take two people to bring a child into this world, but once the baby gets here society usually likes to put the primary pressure on women and new mothers.

My readers know how passionate I am about women in America getting ample (any?) paid maternity leave, but what is the case like when it comes to men taking off time for their newborns?

Facebook Founder & CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, the third richest man in tech, thrust this question into the media spotlight this week by announcing that he will be taking off two months for his new baby daughter, Max.

PBS asked myself & my fellow To The Contrary panelists, Erin, Rina & Ashley our thoughts.

Check out the webisode here. Do you think should get and take paternity leave alongside their spouses?



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