Do you think women should get paid menstrual leave?
20 May 2014, 15:09
Abuja - Has your period ever made you feel so uncomfortable, you've needed to take off work?
It is common in east Asia for women to be allocated special menstrual leave on top of their normal annual sick leave, The Atlantic reports.
Predictably, opinion on this leave ranges. Some view it as a woman's basic right, as Taiwan politicians proved when an attempt was made to do away with menstrual leave.
Others, quite understandably, view it as sexist, as the policy treats women as inherently less capable and in need of more special treatment than men. When a draft law proposing two days a month special leave for female workers was proposed in Russia, it was Russian feminists who objected to it.
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