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 and they should rely on “karma.” Sigh We’ve still got a long way to go, baby!
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Original version published at Anita Finlay’s blog. Reposted, in full, with permission of the author.