How Relevant Is Marissa Mayer's Maternity Leave? Not Very

Why the debate surrounding the Yahoo! CEO's brief absence after giving birth to a son needs to go the f – – – to sleep
Mayer's “choice” wasn't her own—at least not legally Photograph by Image Source/Getty Images

New Yahoo! Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer gave birth to a boy on Sept. 30. When Yahoo hired her in July, she was already in her third trimester. “My maternity leave will be a few weeks long, and I’ll work throughout it,” Mayer said at the time. Now that the kid is here, she’s sticking with that plan, which Time referred to as “blink-and-it’s-over” maternity leave.

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