The Daily Briefing: This story from the Huffington Post is just ridiculous

So The Huffington Post actually hosted a discussion where panelists advocated in extra paid days off for employees so women could take a few days off a month for “menstrual leave”. Seriously, that is the kind of quality journalism being done by the leftist news website. Wow.

Here’s the rationalization from Mikki Kendall, editor at

Just give us all more paid leave. Most people, for one reason or another, probably need a couple days off in a given month because of illness, because of family emergencies, because they woke up that day and they don’t feel great and they’re just overwrought and overtired, whatever. And so if we increase the amount of PTO available to all employees, you’d see a healthier workplace, among other things. People would stop coming to work with the flu and spreading their disease and germs to everyone else.

During The Daily Briefing, Glenn and his producers also talked about Will Smith’s family being investigated after a photo of their daughter went viral and Glenn’s new obsession with Pinterest.

  • Stuck_in_Ca

    This isn’t helping the whole equal work equal pay movement..

  • Anonymous

    So, these monologues are supposed to make Beck look sane?

    • Todd A Scheller

      So your posts make you look sane how?

      • Anonymous

        They don’t.

        • Todd A Scheller

          Thanks for admitting that.

  • landofaahs

    Are they trying to say women are too cranky when they are in that female condition?

  • Anonymous

    Seven days off for Mad Cow Syndrome?

  • Anonymous

    Two weeks paid vacation, 10 paid days off for religious and national holidays, 10 days paid sick leave, free health insurance, free uniforms, free day care, tenure, four weeks end of year bonus pay minimum, $15.00 per hour minimum wage, car allowance, free cafeteria, what more could you want? Double overtime rate if you have to work over 6 hours?

  • Anonymous

    …and Beck’s recent story on how sexual assault statistics may be inflated is somehow important?

    • Todd A Scheller

      Boy do you need to learn how to read. The story you reference was from STU’S BLOG.

  • Anonymous

    LOL I wonder if these idiot women realize that they’re actually making things WORSE for women. Time off with pay for their menses. I’m a female and this is beyond embarrassing. All this will do is make women LESS employable in the eyes of businesses. But then, liberals have managed to destroy the black family and their community…now they’re really going after women. It wasn’t enough making them poor with out of wedlock pregnancies and becoming dependent on the system. They now need them unemployable.

    Now that I think about it, I don’t believe these women really think these ideas through. Liberals are like two year olds, they say the first thing that comes into their undeveloped wittle bwains and proceed to throw hissie fits if you don’t agree with them.


      With all due respect – I don’t believe you’re a woman. I’ve gone through 100s of your posts and find it difficult to believe anything you say

      You claim to be one several times but more often than not you speak of women in the third person

      for example…

      I’m sure this skank will turn this into a book deal and a movie of the week.

      If women want one, they will have to pay for it. It might encourage them to get those FREE birth control pills or keep their legs together.

      I think the sooner people start losing benefits, or no longer get a “raise” for every child they pop out, women will be more careful.

      Scientists became freaky looking idiots that could barely dress themselves and had names like Eugene, Sheldon, Melvin that no one wanted to be around. The idiots, stoners and losers had the “cool” names and all the hot women.

      she was a sexual deviant and in order for her to cat around with her many sexual partners, she needed access to easy abortions.

      All apologies if I’m wrong. You seem like a wonderful person

    • Anonymous

      Some women have cramps the first day of their cycle that are as
      debilitating as labor pains and they can’t perform their jobs as a result. Most
      companies have 10 or more sick days which can be used for this so there
      is no need to add more which will be an excuse to foster unequal pay.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, I get it. SOME women have more intense cramps than others. If women have these “debilitating” cramps on their first day, then they can call in sick. That’s what a sick day is for…not demanding specially designated days off for their periods. That will only cause employers to hire more men…makes the “women’s equality movement” take a giant step backwards.

        • Anonymous

          Exactly. That is also why some women have a little less pay than a male counterpart for doing the same job. Their employers take attendance into account when figuring out merit pay increases. Depending on the type of job it is, their co-workers have to cover for them or their lack of attendance shows in their overall job performance/productivity.

  • Anonymous

    Please tell me this is a joke. How does this jive with equal pay, etc? Not too well, I think.

  • Connor Kenway

    So you see this proves my theory racism has not switched sides the Dems just switched to hating another race.

  • Anonymous

    This is ridiculus! If menstrual cramps are that bad then take some new RX out there! No big deal!! Making women look BAD like this! Employers will prefer men on the job

  • livefreeordiehard

    ….while demanding to be treated and paid equally. Just one more of a zillion examples of how illogical and hypocritical the progressives are.

  • Anonymous

    What do you get if you’re a lesbian trapped in a man’s body?

  • GChem 68

    The Saint-Simonians coined the word “individualism” to describe the free and competitive culture that their centralized control opposed.

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