Cramped workspace

The Walrus - - LETTERS -

Eter­nity Mar­tis’s on­line piece (“Why Canada Needs Paid Men­strual Leave,” the­wal­rus. ca) makes the case for in­sti­tut­ing a na­tional pol­icy that would of­fer fe­male em­ploy­ees who ex­pe­ri­ence de­bil­i­tat­ing pe­ri­ods three days’ paid leave ev­ery month. On the one hand, our pe­ri­ods can be crip­pling and make work­ing an eighthour day par­tic­u­larly bru­tal. But on the other hand, such a pol­icy could be­come an­other sex­ist rea­son to bar women from op­por­tu­ni­ties in the work­force. A more prac­ti­cal op­tion would be to en­force bet­ter sick-day poli­cies for ev­ery em­ployee across the board.

Meisha Virtue

Saska­toon, SK

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