A prominent venture capitalist is under fire for calling new dads “losers” if they take months of paternity leave. Palantir co-founder Joe Lonsdale responded to a tweet Wednesday about U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, who took off work to care for his twin newborns. “Any man in an important position who takes 6 months of leave for a newborn is a loser. In the old days men had babies and worked harder to provide for their future – that’s the correct masculine response.” Buttigieg took off only two months for paternity leave, not six. Wow. Great for fathers to spend […]
“But it’s definitely work,” Buttigieg said. Though the administration didn’t announce that Buttigieg was taking paternity leave, POLITICO’s West Wing Playbook reported on Thursday that the secretary had been on paid leave since mid-August to spend time with his husband, Chasten, and their twin babies, Penelope and Joseph. “Pete Buttigieg has been on leave from his job since August after adopting a child. Paternity leave, they call it, trying to figure out how to breastfeed. No word on how that went,” Carlson said Thursday. His comments drew immediate criticism on social media, with many accusing the Fox News host of […]
Venture capitalist Joe Lonsdale tweeted on Wednesday that “important” men who are also new dads are losers if they take six months of paternity leave. This content was originally published here.
Buttigieg aims to use Tucker Carlson flap to spotlight paternity leave https://t.co/AqS6W4dsxF pic.twitter.com/v5775WIEoa — The Hill (@thehill) October 24, 2021 Oh, wait. . . The supply chain crisis *wasn’t* solved yet? Our bad: There’s a parking lot of goods off the coast of California as far as the eye can see and the Transportation Secretary is tackling….paternity leave. https://t.co/HIC4akVigf — Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) October 24, 2021 Maybe he should go back to focusing on, you know, his job? Buttigieg moves on from Ports and Transportation. https://t.co/RgJCB5RQeB This guy will do literally anything other than his job. https://t.co/vkAvnDvT4B — Emily Zanotti […]
Fox News host Tucker Carlson is receiving backlash after mocking U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s paternity leave. Buttigieg shared in September he and his husband, Chasten Buttigieg, adopted two children. “Chasten and I are beyond thankful for all the kind wishes since first sharing the news that we’re becoming parents. We are delighted to welcome Penelope Rose and Joseph August Buttigieg to our family,” Buttigieg tweeted. Chasten and I are beyond thankful for all the kind wishes since first sharing the news that we’re becoming parents. We are delighted to welcome Penelope Rose and Joseph August Buttigieg to our family. pic.twitter.com/kS89gb11Ax […]
The Scottish civil service agreed to delete the word ‘mother’ from its maternity leave policy after pressure from under-fire LGBT charity Stonewall, it has emerged. Documents released under Freedom of Information laws uncovered how Leslie Evans, the permanent secretary, agreed to make the change in a bid to climb the lobby group’s controversial Workplace Equality Index. Stonewall requests ministers to remove ‘gendered’ words from official policies as part of its advice on becoming more LGBT friendly. Scottish government officials highlighted Ms Sturgeon’s attendance at Pride marches as part of a dossier of evidence meant to impress Stonewall judges In order to […]
A mum who was fired while on maternity leave has been awarded £40,000 in damages after a court ruled her employer had treated her unfairly because of her pregnancy. Anastassia Rodin was left unable to feed her newborn, after losing her office job just weeks after giving birth. Her employer, Dhillons Management Services, based in Northfleet, Kent, told her to go to a Jobcentre for money, after she was dismissed without warning. Ms Rodin took her case to an employment tribunal in 2017 after losing her job. The tribunal heard how stress from the dismissal stopped Ms Rodin producing enough […]
Secretary of Transportation has been on extended paid paternity leave since August, his office revealed Thursday night to Politico, finally answering the question of “Where is Mayor Pete?” that has been being asked as the nation has become mired in a supply chain crisis. Buttigieg and his husband Chasten became the parents of twins two months ago. A Buttigieg spokesman told Politico that while he is doing some work, Buttigieg intends to “continue to take some time over the coming weeks to support his husband and take care of his new children” Pete Buttigieg posted a photo last month of […]
Pete Buttigieg spun an attack by Tucker Carlson into an opportunity to promote paid parental leave, refusing to “apologize” to the host for taking paternity leave to care for two children he adopted with his husband, Chasten Buttigieg. The Fox News host made homophobic comments while attacking the transportation secretary last week for taking leave he is entitled to as an employee of the federal government. “Pete Buttigieg has been on leave from his job since August after adopting a child. Paternity leave, they call it, trying to figure out how to breastfeed. No word on how that went,” Carlson […]
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says that leave to take care of a new child in the family should not be seen as a vacation. This content was originally published here.