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Shu Matsuo Post: Why paternity leave benefits everyone | TED Talk

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Paternity leave has many benefits for dads, their partners and their babies — but did you know it also has surprising benefits for companies? This is what author Shu Matsuo Post learned from his seven transformative months of paternity leave — and he says it can create more equal and diverse workplaces and even boost productivity. This content was originally published here.

Tucker Carlson Unleashes Ugly Homophobic Attack on Pete Buttigieg – and Every Parent Taking Paternity Leave

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Former Trump senior advisor ‘s legal group is demanding the U.S. Department of Justice Inspector General launch an investigation into ‘s memo that directs the FBI to discuss threats against school board officials. The Garland memo is exceptionally weak, stating: “I am directing the Federal Bureau of Investigation, working with each United States Attorney, to convene meetings with federal state, local, Tribal, and territorial leaders” to “facilitate the discussion of strategies for addressing threats.” Nothing more. After months of coaching and training of “grassroots” activists by right wing groups, including parents across the country, the nation has witnessed countless threats […]

Transportation Secy Pete Buttigieg has been on “paid paternity leave” for TWO MONTHS during supply chain crisis – The Right Scoop

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How useless is Biden’s Transportation Secretary? He’s been on “paid paternity leave” for two freaking months during the nation’s supply chain crisis: They didn’t previously announce it, but Buttigieg’s office told West Wing Playbook that the secretary has actually been on paid leave since mid-August to spend time with his husband, Chasten, and their two newborn babies. https://t.co/LqXOJOnnbJ — Matthew Kaminski (@KaminskiMK) October 15, 2021 Here’s more from the New York Post: The Department of Transportation revealed late Thursday that Secretary Pete Buttigieg has been on paternity leave since mid-August amid the massive ongoing supply-chain crisis that is threatening the […]

Watch: Pete Buttigieg Perfectly Slaps Aside Conservatives Criticizing His Paternity Leave

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According to a report from Forbes’ Dan Alexander, the children of Donald Trump are hoping that the sale of the lease of the Trump International Hotel in Washington DC, for a reported $400 million goes through because it will bail them out of a “rotten investment” first proposed by Ivanka. Earlier in the week the Wall Street Journal reported that the lease for Trump International — which has been nothing but a money-loser for the family — might be purchased by a Miami-based investment firm known as CGI Merchant Group. The Journal reported the lease could be going for a […]

The debate over Pete Buttigieg’s paternity leave is missing one thing: the birth mother

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In early October, the news cycle gave birth to a giant red herring, and all the country’s most prominent talking heads have been dining out on it since. I am talking about Pete Buttigieg’s paternity leave. He and his husband announced in August that they had become parents of newborn twins in October, social media went bonkers with the news that Mr. Buttigieg, who is the secretary of transportation for the Biden administration, had been on paid paternity leave for two months and has only recently returned to work. I say that the question of paternity leave is a red […]

Pete Buttigieg goes on the View & spells out why every new dad should take paternity leave / LGBTQ Nation

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Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg just explained why conservatives who criticized him for taking paternity leave to raise his newborn children are full of it. In short, the U.S. is the only industrial industrialized nation without federal paid family leave and it’s harming kids, parents, workplaces and making the entire country less competitive. In a recent interview with the female-led daytime talk show The View, the show’s panelists asked Buttigieg what he thought about recent right-wing attacks on his taking paternity leave. Right-wing conservative blowhard Matt Walsh said it was “absurd… luxury” for public employees like Buttigieg to receive two months […]

Jen Psaki shuts down right-wing attempt to attack Pete Buttigieg over his paternity leave / LGBTQ Nation

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Earlier this week, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki shut down a far-right reporter’s attempts to suggest that Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is abandoning his responsibilities because he has taken a paternity leave to take care of his two newborn children. Newsmax White House Correspondent Emerald Robinson tried asking a series of follow-up questions during Tuesday’s Press Briefing, and one of them was about Buttigieg’s leave. Except she didn’t have all her facts in order before asking the question. “Given the seriousness of the — the supply chain crisis and the multiple issues that you outlined, wouldn’t it be wise for […]

The reason Pete Buttigieg even has 12 weeks of paternity leave is because of Donald Trump – twitchy.com

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Here’s a reminder as libs try to paint Republicans in a negative light over Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg taking 12 weeks of paternity leave, it was President Donald Trump who made this happen: After years of unrealized promises by other politicians, President Trump signed paid parental leave for the federal civilian workforce into law. pic.twitter.com/aPkfeMzhPQ — The White House 45 Archived (@WhiteHouse45) January 6, 2020 It’s a fact: Ivanka: This week “after 3 years of relentless advocacy, Congress agreed to offer paid parental leave to all federal employees.” She credited Trump. The 12 weeks paid leave for 2.1M federal […]

Attacks on Pete Buttigieg for paternity leave are homophobic, misogynist and bad for business

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The uproar surrounding Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg taking paternity leave is a strong reminder of a major force holding back gender equality, businesses and the economy: nonsensical stigmas against men as caregivers. Across the country, men are sometimes fired or demoted or lose job opportunities for taking paternity leave. Buttigieg had been home since mid-August with his husband, Chasten, as they took care of their newborn twins. When that news broke last week, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson slammed Buttigieg, saying he was on “paternity leave, they call it, trying to figure out how to breastfeed.” MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace accurately described […]

The 5 Dumbest Takes on Pete Buttigieg’s Paternity Leave

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Pete Buttigieg has been on paid parental leave since August when he and his husband Chasten adopted twins. Now political opponents are finding all sorts of ways to criticize the Transportation Secretary for taking time off to care for his newborns. These are their worst takes: 1. Parental leave isn’t work. Tell this to literally any sleep-deprived, non-showered new parent and they will laugh in your face (then probably cry). If anything, it’s a full-time job with particularly terrible hours. As Buttigieg has reminded everyone in interviews over the weekend, parental leave is not vacation. “It’s joyful work. It’s wonderful […]