It’s a great article, and it’s great to see your writing getting a huge audience in the MSM. Your previous article popped up on one of our newspaper sites here (stuff.co.nz), and got a lot of support in comments.
It’s depressing that just as I read the linked article yesterday, I also stumbled across multiple comments portraying working mothers as a drag on the workplace. See here and here. It’s depressing, because it’s such a glass half empty view which ignores men, who not only take a lot of sick leave (at least they do in my workplace) but who are, or who should be, beginning to take an equal role in parenting once breastfeeding is done. (Especially depressing and unexpected at the second link, which is a feminist blog.)
Oh, and since these people believe anecdotes are data, I might mention that of all the women that have given birth since starting work in our organisation, I can’t think of any who aren’t above average performers.
One male colleague started taking more and more time off and then died. I think men should not have responsible jobs, because they might die.