Scandinavia and the World

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The ideal woman is fictional 20 4, 3:36am

@felinecritic Sounds about right.

In certain aspects the US is (relatively) fine, but in others it can be quite regressive relative to other western countries.

Sometimes it has to do more with repressive capitalism than personal or cultural sexism. The US has no nationally require paid maternity leave, and only required UNPAID leave if a company has 50 or more employees.

I could write an essay on why this sucks, but it would fall on deaf ears.

Of course, this is combined with the anti-choice crowd bombing clinics that help women's health, and the general lack of universal healthcare coverage makes it pretty bad for women's issues, even those that have no relation to pregnancy.

Pisses me off. Women got enough to deal with, adding systemic trouble to the mix just makes it worse.