TrulyStupidNewb t1_j0gwy9s wrote

I'm not saying to not empathize with women who menstruate. I'm saying certain policies that attempt to fix that problem will hurt women further, and it is not my intention to hurt women.

In another side example, women on the pill do not menstruate much, but why should they suffer a disadvantage in getting hired because they are a woman? They shouldn't.


TrulyStupidNewb t1_j0gsku2 wrote

It's not okay because the days off will affect women negatively by limiting their options for employment. Sometimes, the worst decisions come from good intentions. I just gave an extreme example of how a good idea can become a bad idea.

How about this? If you wanted to give paid women days off for their period, the correct way would be to also give paid days off for men too. This way, there is no uneven competition, which is equality. The time off can be flex, and you can use use 4 flex days in a row all at once, if you want.

This way, women can choose to use the flex days off during their periods if they want, or move it if they don't want. This also benefits women who don't have periods, such as older women, and well as men.

However, some companies already give flex days like that, so if a woman cares about flex days like that, right now, they can simply apply for those companies. For example, the company I work for gives flex time off, paid, for both men and women, regardless of period or not.


TrulyStupidNewb t1_iy0hu54 wrote

It's harmless fun for most people, just like alcohol, but for a minority of population, it's a struggle.

I totally believe that lottery should be legal. After all, you are spending your money. Even if the odds of winning was 0%, it should still be legal because people can do anything with their money, even flush it down a toilet.

However, my uncle lost $1 million Canadian dollars on gambling. He retired early after selling his successful restaurant, then blew all his money on gambling, then remortgaged his house and gambled that away too. Now, 15 years later, he's still driving an uber.

I am afraid of gambling because I don't want it to snowball like my uncle. If he was able to blow away $1 million Canadian dollars, I don't even want to get into gambling.