Good morning everyone!
I’m sharing another wonderful The Mary Sue article, where the author, Teresa Jusino, examines the sexism in the reactions of some people to the news that Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!, faced when she announced that she and her husband were expecting twin girls.
Some of the responses Mayer received range from telling her that she should “set a good example” and take a long maternity leave to telling her to be quiet about her pregnancy or it will be seen as “an excuse for ‘shoddy work.'”
Mayer faced additional scrutiny when her words concerning her perspective of the maternity leave she had concerning the birth of her son, where she continued to work throughout her pregnancy and return to work after taking two weeks off. At the center of these accounts is her explanation for her short maternity leave being grounded by her view of her work and her family as of equal priority, bucking the sexist narrative that women should always prioritize their family over work.
To read more about this analysis of the sexism in some of the responses Mayer faced, please click this link to The Mary Sue article: Marissa Mayer’s Maternity Leave is None of Our Business.