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All they say is "na na na na na" - shadows of echoes of memories of songs
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All they say is "na na na na na"
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jvvw From: jvvw Date: July 20th, 2010 09:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I haven't had a single person ask me to justify our decision to have children or tell us it's wrong in anyway. It's felt like a non-issue with my friends and acquaintances, although I realise that they aren't the same as yours.

I have found that being pregnant has made me feel far more feminist however. The way that maternity leave works naturally leads to the woman being the main child carer. I'm legally entitled to a year off work on maternity pay, whereas Jon is only entitled to two weeks - plus I guess four unpaid weeks of parental leave if he chooses to take them although as yet nobody at his company has.

Suddenly the fact that I've chosen to work at a lower paid job in the public sector (in fact leaving the same job that Jon has in order to do so!) also becomes a factor in a way it never has before too as it'll make much more sense for me to go part-time than it would for him, especially as I'll have already put my career on hold anyway. That's obviously not gender-specific, but I suspect it's a more common choice for women than men.
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