260 weeks pregnant: Yes, PSA wants you to imagine
08-02-2017 11:00am | by Geeta Rai
260 weeks pregnant: Yes, PSA wants you to imagine :
Nine months of pregnancy is the perfect time for a new born baby but imagine to be carrying a baby until it was six years old. Tough to imagine it, even in the weirdest dream. Right?? Lauren is 260 weeks pregnant and too busy to give birth.
This video was made to support a national paid family leave law. In it, we have a fictional character Lauren, who is from Denver and to be 260 weeks pregnant, which is almost carrying a 5 years old baby.
This is not biologically possible but Lauren has chosen to stay pregnant because she and her husband don’t have paid leave in their kitty and they can’t afford to take time off after the baby is born.
So with a mutual understanding, they decided to stay pregnant until the time they can save up enough vacation and sick days.
This is the real face of the most developed country in the world. In the US, there are only 4 states which allow the employees to take paid maternity leaves and all other states have different rules and one needs to save up leaves for these critical situations.
It is a terrifying reality, but the video manages to add humor to the current situation of Lauren.
Vicki Shabo, of the National partnership for women and families, says it’s meant to convey, “The absurd reality too many working people and families face”.
This is to create the awareness between the people and the big companies in the country. Rules and laws in the companies are meant to protect and for the employees. This is the real phase of life from which every woman have to go through and it should be decided with a number of leaves you have it as a balance.
Employees should take a stand and the government should take some action, as it can be followed in 4 states, so it should be for the whole country.
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