The more she explains, the madder I get. Why can't America have nice things?
Only seven countries in the world don't require paid maternity leave. Bet you can guess one of them.
What's with that place, anyway?
Just kidding. You guessed THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
AND YOU WERE RIGHT.
FACT CHECK TIME! If you take a look at this map, you can see the seven countries highlighted in red that don't offer mandatory paid maternity leave. You have to zoom in like crazy because most of them are tiny islands in the Pacific Ocean (including Palau! Get it together, Palau). Oh, and the United States of America. Even if you're lucky enough to be gainfully employed in the U.S., there is indeed only an 11% chance you have access to paid family leave.
And as many as 40% of workers don't even qualify for unpaid leave.