Opinion: Elizabeth Warren on Pregnancy Discrimination
Welcome Back! As you’ve probably seen, everyone’s talking about how democratic nominee Elizabeth Warren lost her job as a teacher because she was pregnant. At 22, Warren was “visibly pregnant” and the principal of the school told her they had already promised her job to someone else for next year. The school board didn’t extend her contract early on in her pregnancy.
Pregnancy Discrimination is a common thing in all work fields. Women all over are either overlooked for promotions, hiring discrimination, and etc. This ties in with the topic of a “woman’s family responsibilities”. And work fields not wanting to accommodate a woman’s needs during pregnancy. Such as, breastfeeding, motherhood, paid maternity leave.
In conclusion, Elizabeth Warren is spreading awareness on an important issue that isn’t talked about enough. She promises, as president she will do something to stop this ongoing issue. Her campaign for president has given us a new perspective to all these social issues that affect us deeply.