A lot of men feel like women don't put in their "dues" because of maternity leave. Plus a lot of women in this country are forced to go without pay on maternity leave, which can be a financial hardship.
Here's an idea stemming from yesterday's post:
The life expectancy for women is 81 years in the US. The life expectancy for men is 76. We've got five years on them. If a woman takes a maternity leave, why can't the government subsidize that leave but then push back the age at which she can get retirement benefits? We get heart disease later and are healthier later in life, so why not?
I'm sure there's a down side I'm not seeing.