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Is paid menstrual leave a good idea?

( Updated: 2015-04-08 08:20

Countrygirl (Japan)

This is ludicrous; it is hard enough to be a woman working especially in a field of mostly men. All this does is give coworkers and employers another reason to under pay, under value, and ridicule women as not being able to "carry their weight". Look at how Japanese society has used it to exclude women from so many careers. All it will do it utterly destroy any chances women have of succeeding in the workplace.

Is paid menstrual leave a good idea?

Young female Chinese university students protest outside the Hubei Human Resources and Social Security Department over the requirement of gynecological examinations as part of the civil servant exam in Wuhan city, central China's Hubei province, on November 26, 2012.

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