Marissa Mayer, Yahoo!'s Chief Exec, just announced she is pregnant with twins and will only take two weeks off work--at Christmas. This is great. But women and men have made great strides toward parental leave over the last 50 years so that working is possible for me and for a whole lot of other women.
Marissa, if you want to take two weeks off to have twins , that's fine. Just do it. You do not need to make it a statement. Doing so is a disservice to women and driving sexism from the glass ceiling. If you want to make a statement about how your sex does not affect your performance at work, why don't you turn Yahoo! around and make it a better company?
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