GL Piggy had a nice take on this article about pregnant women in the workforce and how clueless the author is. She goes on about how pregnancy should be treated like a disability while ignoring the very obvious fact that there are already laws on the book. Its just in her world she thinks that there should be more because of what special snowflakes working pregnant women are.
My issue is that it shows more of the female hysteria and triumph of emotion over logic that is the hallmark of what passes for feminist 'thought'. Pregnancy is special!, shouts the childless cosmopolitan while demanding the right for abortion on demand and defending post-natal abortion. Women can do anything a man can do!, says the feminist while equally demanding lower physical standards for women in the military. Drunken sex is NEVER consensual, says the strong empowered womyn, while ignoring that often both parties are drunk and the woman is taking as much 'advantage' of a drunk man as she is being taken 'advantage' of.
Either women are special and should be cherished (historical narrative) or they're just another cog in the great equality machine (post modern thought). You can't have it both ways, and that's where we get these inane reactions from many women. They've been told their whole lives that yes, they can have the career and the baby and the family. They can have a man who is both a total alpha badass and is sensitive and caring of their needs. However these dreams get crushed by reality. The woman who devotes herself to her career for twenty years is going to have a hard time giving birth, and they'll probably give birth to disabled babies. Girls think the badass can be changed while they get strung along because they've swallowed all the chicancery of Hollywood, when in reality they're going to get used badly physically and emotionally. Speaking of which, Hollywood loves to push that interracial white woman/black man relationship as ebony and ivory, side by side in harmony, but the reality is a lot more ugly.
So perhaps that's why the response is so viscerally emotional, on the verge of violent schizophrenia, because they've been lied to their entire lives and they're emotionally invested in these lies they've been told. Entire industries have been built around perpetuating the lie. The problem is the same one that the Left has confronte throughout its existence: that you can't change the natural order. We all suffer though, while the Left continues to reinvent the wheel.