Woman With No Kids Demanding “Meternity” Leave Because It’s Not Fair That Women With Children Get Time Off From Work

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Was on the Facebook machine today and came across this from the New York Post:

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Oh for fuck’s sake. So this woman Meghann Foye wrote this article in the New York Post, whining about how she doesn’t get time off from work but people with kids do. Here’s a couple excerpts:

Meghann Foye, 38, was jealous of co-workers clocking out for maternity leave, and decided she needed a break of her own. Here, the author of the novel “Meternity” (Mira, out now), tells The Post’s Anna Davies why she believes every woman deserves mandated “me time.”

You’re right, everyone does deserve “me time.” It’s called not having kids. I remember when I used to have friends and hobbies. It was pretty cool being able to go out whenever I wanted, plan vacations on a whim, and even exercise whenever I wanted to. Then Turtleboy Jr. came along and shit got real. Because once you have kids, “me time” is the 15 minutes you spend in the bathroom pretending to take a shit until Mrs. Turtleboy knocks on the door and asks what’s taking you so long in there.

Here’s Meghann Foye saving Paris:


The thought of the Turtleboy family ever going to Paris makes me cringe. Because the thought of taking Turtleboy Jr. on an international flight sounds like a special kind of hell. That and the fact that it’s logistically impossible. It’s cool though, because we kind of love him. We just realized that we don’t have the ability to do stuff like go to Paris because we chose to have kids. But please Meghann, tell me more about how you don’t have any “me time” for yourself.

It seemed that parenthood was the only path that provided a modicum of flexibility. There’s something about saying “I need to go pick up my child” as a reason to leave the office on time that has far more gravitas than, say, “My best friend just got ghosted by her OkCupid date and needs a margarita” — but both sides are valid.

No, they’re actually not both valid Meghann. One of them involves a child standing by themselves, waiting for a ride home so they can eat, sleep, and stay alive for another day. The other involves you hanging out with your friend who is sharing her latest story in a long list of never ending men who won’t commit to her because she’s such a miserable hag. The child needs the adult. The adult needs a vibrator.

While both men and women would benefit from a “meternity” leave after a decade or so in the workforce, the concept is one that would be especially advantageous for women. Burnout syndrome is well-documented in both sexes, but recent research suggests that women may experience it at greater rates; researchers postulate that it’s because women (moms and non-moms alike) feel overloaded by the roles they have to take on at work and at home.

Hold on a second. I thought men and women were equal? Now you’re telling me that men  have magical superpowers that enables them not get burned out? But, I thought the gender wage gap was because of sexism? Turns out Meghann here has decided that all women are unable to maintain focus at their job like men can.


Bottom line: Women are bad at putting ourselves first. But when you have a child, you learn how to self-advocate to put the needs of your family first. A well-crafted “meternity” can give you the same skills — and taking one shouldn’t disqualify you from taking maternity leave later.

What the fuck? This is real? Hey moron, a maternity leave is not a vacation. There is no “me” in maternity. Giving birth is not exactly fun, and neither is sleeping two hours at a time and constantly cleaning up human feces. I think it’s safe that say that most women would find it a lot more pleasant to be going to work and advancing professionally then being in charge of making sure a human being doesn’t die 24 hours a day.

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As for me, I did eventually give notice at my job and take a “meternity” of my own. I may not have been changing diapers, but I grappled with self-doubt for the year and a half that I spent away from the corporate world. And I grieved the loss of my dad, who had just died after a long illness. But a “meternity” done right should be challenging. It should be about digging into your whole life and emerging from it more confident in who you are.

Translation – I wanted to take a vacation, so I used a family tragedy as an excuse to “find myself.” I’m a self-entitled product of the “me” generation who thinks that I have some sort of God given right to happiness.

Here’s another thing she failed to point out – women don’t get paid on maternity leave in America. We’re like one of the only civilized countries that still does that. So basically new mothers are sitting at home getting drooled on for free while Meghann is sitting in her cubicle getting paid.


I will say this though. If you’re in a workplace you shouldn’t be adding extra work onto your coworkers plates so that you can go to your kid’s baseball game. That’s just not fair. Part of having a kid is making a sacrifice. There’s certain things that have to get done, and you shouldn’t get preferential treatment in the workplace because you made the choice to reproduce.

But the bottom line is that no one would EVER say this 50 years ago. You’d be too embarrassed to because you come across like a whining Gen X-er. Welcome to life as an adult. If she wants to take some time off for “reflection” and “meternity leave” then she should just leave the job entirely, or reflect on how entitled and whiny losers like her have become.


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35 Comment(s)
  • Publius
    April 30, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Meghann sounds like a typical self-absorbed c@@t.

  • What a
    April 29, 2016 at 7:41 pm


  • This lady is a
    April 29, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Twat. Such a great word, but so under used. This lady is deserving of that title.

  • Kid Heroin
    April 29, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    Meghan is yet another reason why we need the word cunt.

  • Chris From Georgia
    April 29, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    Just when I thought people could not get dumber, then along comes Meghann!!

  • Scott
    April 29, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    I bet if you looked up where this twit got her college degree it would say Hampshire College.

  • Ms. Lotta Leadpipe
    April 29, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    She can have her Meternity Leave if she stuffs a watermelon up her withering birthcanal, squeezes it back out and babysits my kids for the next 18 years.

    • WormtownorBust
      April 29, 2016 at 10:54 pm

      I love you.

  • debmc
    April 29, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    There, there Turtle. Don’t get your shell in a bunch. Look at it like this: at least she hasn’t reproduced. We win!

  • April 29, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    No, they’re actually not both valid Meghann. One of them involves a child standing by themselves, waiting for a ride home so they can eat, sleep, and stay alive for another day. The other involves you hanging out with your friend who is sharing her latest story in a long list of never ending men who won’t commit to her because she’s such a miserable hag. The child needs the adult. The adult needs a vibrator.

    This is the greatest paragraph ever written in here!

    Ask San Fran just announced paid maternity leave, US has some…

  • Not Me
    April 29, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    There is a “me” in entitlement, that means I’m entitled to entitlement.

  • StupidName
    April 29, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    First of all her parents named her “Meghann.” WTF, who spells it like that? She was destined to grow up like a entitled whiny brat from the start. Good going mom and dad.

  • FiestyLawyerLady
    April 29, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    I bet she’s one of those women who expect her husband to help clean and cook too. Women today are fucking nuts! I would never ask my husband to do my job just as much as he won’t ask me to plunge a toilet full of shit. Pick a role, and stick with it.

    • BobnMic
      April 29, 2016 at 2:34 pm

      How was court today Fiesty? G or NG? Or continued? I don’t even know what side of the line you practice. I’m gonna guess former prosecutor now in private practice.

      • FiestyLawyerLady
        April 29, 2016 at 4:29 pm

        I work for myself, so I guess the private practice part is right in a way, huh? I almost ran into someone I did NOT want to see. I actually turned the corner so hard and pressed the elevator button so much I’m sure my finger is broken, and maybe an ankle…lol. How was my day? Hmmm… I guess praying for 9pm to get here so I can drink some beer and hide in a corner should explain it! 🙂

    • April 29, 2016 at 6:27 pm

      Hey Fiesty one…how did you get logged on here with an avatar and account? I have a wordpress account and I think this blog is done with wordpress. That way I can use my patented smiling poop avatar here.

      • April 29, 2016 at 6:38 pm


        • April 29, 2016 at 6:39 pm

          Yay!!! Smiling poop just made its debut on TBS!!!!

          • FiestyLawyerLady
            April 29, 2016 at 6:48 pm


      • FiestyLawyerLady
        April 29, 2016 at 6:49 pm

        I see you figured it out!! Nice choice!

  • Alicia Cross
    April 29, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    There is such a thing as vacation time. Those days are made for no work, just relaxation.

  • Joe Max
    April 29, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    The only time single women without kids, should have a paid leave. Is when they’re really young and hot. To give them time, to better and refine their already hot look. Maybe up to 35 in some rare cases. Ninety percent would be under 25 of course !

    • Devils Mouthpiece
      April 29, 2016 at 1:30 pm

      Like, working on the freshly shorn look…..

  • juror seven
    April 29, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    Poor Meghann, how has she made it this far in life? She is more than likely the one you come across in the supermarket who asks if she can check out before you because she only has 5 items and she’s running late for her yoga class.

    • rat
      April 29, 2016 at 2:00 pm

      Something tells me she’s not into fitness.

  • hetero white male
    April 29, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Everything about this woman enrages me deep to my core

  • MommaH
    April 29, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    A fictitious dreamer is what she is. Even though it is a Novel, you know deep down she really believes this will start people thinking that it could be a possibility.

  • Mike
    April 29, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    When will it end

  • Alex K
    April 29, 2016 at 11:51 am

    Lol this woman is 38 how is she a millennial?

    • Finnish Goalie
      April 29, 2016 at 12:45 pm

      Yeah, was going to say that myself, that age really isn’t “me generation” I think.

  • WTF
    April 29, 2016 at 11:47 am

    You realize it’s a novel? A fictional book.

    • BobnMic
      April 29, 2016 at 2:31 pm

      Novel or not this happens in the real world. I was subject to this in my office and I will not comment any further because there is no way I can either way without looking like a sexist douchebag so I’ll just leave it as it does exist. And a novel, for what it’s worth, does have some degree of realism. Just sayin.’

  • MommaH
    April 29, 2016 at 11:25 am

    I thought that’s what vacations are for…does she not realize that once you become a parent, there is no more me time. One would have to be a real idiot to purchase that stupid shit Meternity…wtf

    • Weight, what
      April 29, 2016 at 5:37 pm

      I can see why, what with that buttah face.

    • george
      April 30, 2016 at 10:15 am

      She must be sad Bernie is dropping out

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