I heard you are in the middle of yet another memo controversy, this time because you allegedly mistreated a new mother during and after her pregnancy. Here at Students for Life of America, we run something called ‘Pregnant on Campus’, which is all about creating a family-friendly environment on high school and college campuses. Don’t worry; the same advice can apply to companies as well! My full-time job is making sure women and men are supported in raising children and pursuing their educational and career goals. Best of all, I’m just a few hours away from your headquarters in California if you ever need me to drive up there and stop by.
Tip #1: You all go to great lengths to promote women and show that women are given the same opportunities to advance as men. That is really great to hear; we are all for woman’s empowerment and in fact 77% of our leadership team at Students for Life is female. Just one thing to remember though; women, when they do this thing called “sex” can get “pregnant” which is where they carry around a tiny human being for 9 months in their “womb” (if you are confused at this, don’t worry! Dartmouth students got confused too). When hiring and promoting women, just remember that sometimes they may be coming to work with two people, not just one. In the name of women’s equality, and the law, you cannot treat them poorly because of this.
Tip #2: You should probably stop donating to Planned Parenthood. There seems to be a strong positive relationship (or “correlation”) between companies that support abortion and companies that don’t offer good benefits to their female employees, including Planned Parenthood itself. In a way it makes sense; if you treat pregnancy as a disease, then you’ll naturally treat pregnant women as carriers or lepers.
Tip #3: You should consider admitting when you’re wrong. For example, your spokesperson said you all do not discriminate against pregnant women. But you also say that about not discriminating against conservative groups, which we know is a lie. The worst part is that you cannot even blame this one on an “algorithm” unless the algorithm is pregnant=bad. By the way, having junk algorithms isn’t an excuse!
Some other helpful tips:
- Lactation rooms
- Diaper decks
- Paid maternity leave without demotion or the threat of lost opportunity.
- Not verbally abusing pregnant women and saying they will ‘rock the boat’ with their pregnancy
Here to help,
Supportive Services Coordinator