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    Top Women Cyclists to Get Maternity Leave, Minimum Salaries Under New UCI Rules

    The UCI has released a set of new policies for women’s cycling, promising to add mandatory maternity leave and insurance options for women on top-level teams in 2020. It will also introduce minimum salaries for elite women that year, raising them gradually so that they equal those of certain men by 2023. Women’s cycling advocates largely praised the announcement on Tuesday, though some cautioned that the sport still has a long way to go toward achieving gender parity. Highlights from the 2018 Giro Rosa Advocates had long called for the UCI, cycling’s international governing body, to institute minimum salaries for women in the professional peloton. (Last year, the organization raised…

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    Lia matters to men, too – Lia – The First Flushable Pregnancy Test

    Come Springtime, summer plans dominate conversations on any college campus. Join a table in any dining hall and you’ll see for yourself. You’re bound to learn who’s doing what research, who’s vacationing where, and who’s landed what internship. You’ll also hear the occasional grouch lamenting three months of eating pretzels and watching daytime television on their parents’ couch. Hey, maybe you’ll hear someone eagerly anticipating the same thing. While students’ summer plans run the gamut, internships seem to take precedence. This news is always front page, above the fold. It signals—or so students tend to think—who’s going to thrive after graduation and who will be submitting last-minute applications to grad…

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    Parental (and paternity) leave is a feminist issue | Feminist Ire

    The Irish Times this week, followed en masse by other papers and mainstream media outlets, breathlessly rushed to report that 2 Irish MEPs were the MEPs with the worst record of attendance at voting sessions of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. What they didn’t manage to initially include in the story, and which transpired over the course of the day that the story broke, was that one of the MEPs (Brian Crowley) has been unable to attend at all as he’s ill, and that the other, Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan, has needed to be at home with his wife, newborn baby, and other children. His wife has also been ill, in…

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    6 Things That Can Cause a False-Positive Pregnancy Test | SELF

    A false-positive pregnancy test can be devastating—especially for women who have difficulty conceiving or who are actively trying to get pregnant. The last thing you want is to jump for joy—only to find out later that you’re not actually pregnant. On the flip side, getting a false pregnancy positive pregnancy test when you’re actively trying to get pregnant can be just as horrible. Cue: panicked visit to your ob/gyn, only to learn that you’re actually not pregnant and had nothing to stress about. Thankfully, false-positive pregnancy tests are rare, but they can happen. Here are some of the most common causes of a false-positive pregnancy test. In order to understand…

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    Meghan Markle Is Already Planning Her Return from Maternity Leave | Vanity Fair

    She has only just begun her well-deserved break before giving birth, but don’t expect the Duchess of Sussex to slow down for too long. According to a Palace insider, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are already planning for the fall, and one of the first engagements to go in their diaries will be in October. The couple will attend the annual summit for One Young World, a global forum supporting 10,000 young leaders from around the world, which will take place in London. “Harry is keen to support Meghan in developing her own role and the opportunity to partner with a cause so close to her heart is an ideal…

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    Working mothers more stressed than fathers as cost of child care skyrockets, HILDA survey shows – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    Working mothers more stressed than fathers as cost of child care skyrockets, HILDA survey shows By Specialist Reporting Team’s Laura Gartry and Mary Lloyd Updated July 30, 2019 20:57:29 As more mothers struggle to balance professional work and manage work-family tension, the cost of child care has more than doubled over the past two decades. Key points: The latest annual Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey found the median cost of child care for children not yet in school rose by around 145 per cent in the 2002–2017 period. The research found in part, this is the result of increased uptake of childcare services. However, hourly costs…

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    BREAKING: Expanded Maternity Leave Law Gains Duterte’s Approval

    Pres. Duterte Gives Approval to Expanded Maternity Leave Law EXPANDED MATERNITY LEAVE LAW – Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gave his approval to the proposed expansion of the maternity leave in PH. Several laws have been signed by Pres. Duterte lately. Aside from the Social Security Act of 2019, the President has also signed a proposal that will benefit the mothers in the field of employment. Previously, working mothers are entitled to a total of 60 days paid leave for those who gave birth in a natural procedure and 78 days for those who underwent caesarean section. Based on a report in ABS-CBN News, Pres. Duterte recently gave his approval…

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    Amber Portwood Pregnancy Test Expecting Video ‘Teen Mom OG’

    . shocked everyone when she announced her pregnancy with Andrew Glennon after only months of dating – but no one was more surprised than her! In a Teen Mom OG sneak peek, Portwood learned she’s expecting. In the video, Portwood and Glennon are on vacation when she tells him that she’s feeling tired. “Is this how you felt when you were pregnant with Leah?” Glennon asked, as she responded, “Absolutely.” She then picked up a pregnancy test. “Here I go. I’m nervous,” she said, while he replied, “Let’s know the truth!” While in the bathroom, Portwood yelled, “Um babe. Oh s**t!” A source told Radar in November that the pregnancy…

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    The Telegraph uses the royal family to promote shorter maternity leave and gets dragged on Twitter

    The Duchess of Cambridge has resumed her royal duties after five months of maternity leave. On 2 September, she was reported as ‘returning to work’, along with photographs of her at a wildlife garden in London. The Telegraph decided to publish an article praising the short period of leave. The article claimed shorter maternity leave “should be normal” for everyone. Of course, the commoners disagreed. Nannies Many pointed out that it’s much easier to take a shorter period of maternity leave when you have extra paid help: like fucking hell, five months is actually a pretty excessive maternity leave for someone whose daily routine involves handing her baby over to the…

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    Working mums key to Scott Morrison’s election win

    Working mums formed a critical part of the Coalition’s shock election victory, with internal research finding Scott Morrison wooed back the key demographic which had abandoned the Liberals just months out from it. The revelation runs counter to the Liberals perceived “woman problem” which had plagued the government ahead of the federal campaign, with the Coalition winning the majority of female voters aged between 35-54 across the country. Prime Minister Scott Morrison with wife Jenny and daughters Abbey and Lily at a Liberal Party rally. Credit:AAP Government insiders point to events such as the Prime Minister’s swift response to the nationwide strawberry contamination scandal and a strong focus on cyber…