The Flip Side of Mother’s Day

I dont know about your social media feeds, but mine have been clogging up with shout outs to the latest John Oliver segment chastising the lack of paid maternity leave in the U.S.  Indeed, the amount of advertising and merchandising dollars invested into mother’s day in this country stand in stark contrast to the amount of dollars most women can count on during time off after a baby (for most women, that number is none).

Never one to miss an opportunity for an infographic, Think Progress lays out how the U.S. stacks up by comparison to the rest of the world.  It may be a pretty infographic, but it ain’t a pretty picture.

Maternity-leave-chart-1

Stay tuned tomorrow for my take on maternity leave – and probably many times thereafter for additional iterations and rants on the subject.

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