Scandinavia and the World

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The ideal woman is fictional 5 4, 6:24am

@blue4029 Sounds about right to me. Without reading the study, the biggest problems are probably related to wages, access to healthcare (especially reproductive healthcare), and parental rights (e.g. parental leave, childcare credits).

For instance, despite abortion being a constitutional right (for now), women in many locations find it effectively impossible to have an abortion due to state laws which make it hard for abortion clinics to operate in the state.

Despite laws which nominally prevent employers from discriminating against pregnant women, women are still fired for being pregnant because most workers in the US are "at will" workers who can be fired for most any reason, and it would be time consuming and expensive, if not impossible, for the woman to prove that the reason was because she got pregnant.

So, yeah, I'm sure this is accurate.