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Whoops, the people who tried to accuse Elizabeth Warren of lying about pregnancy discrimination forgot that pregnancy takes 9 months (and change, for pedants). salon.com/2019/10/08/eli…
Warren was rehired for a job — before her pregnancy would have been showing. But when she says she was pressured to leave, it was 2 months later.
My (probably vain) hope is people look past this silly attempt to create a scandal, and at the very real nuance conveyed in Warren’s story. Sexism isn’t just one guy dismissing you for pregnancy. It’s all the various ways women are discouraged from pursuing their dreams.
I’ll add that this is hardly a momentary lapse on the part of conservatives. Deliberately refusing to acknowledge that pregnancy is a process is baked into the anti-choice movement, which pretends an embryo is a baby and the 9 month process to create a baby is meaningless labor.
One other thing to flag is what is going on with Warren is very similar to what happened with the #MeToo movement, in that women are reflexively disbelieved when they say they experience sexism, even though all evidence shows that sexism is as common as oxygen.
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