Pregnancy = Disability?n

Just heard from a friend that 3 women in her office are on maternity leave. All three are trying to refinance or buy a new home and the lenders are rejecting them because they are considered “disabled” by the state – I assume because in CA our paid maternity leave is covered by the disability insurance program. How nuts is that?


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  1. chris brandow

    i think that what this raises for me is an issue that I haven’t fully thought through to completion, but is along the following lines. We have a hard time as a society reconciling the notions of human equality with gender differences. By equality we have a sense of equal opportunities, equal value as people, but the outcomes are impacted by some of our differences which are simply logical consequences of being different. It feels just a bit immature and naive.

    it is just unbelievable.

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