Pregnancy Discrimination | August 8, 2018 Act 2 | Full Frontal on TBS

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It's been illegal to discriminate against pregnant women since the 70's, but 2018 has brought us so many things that went out of style 50 years ago. Why should this be any different?
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Marion Newman
Marion Newman Vor 6 Tage
When I was pregnant with my first child, the restaurant I worked for made me clean out a turkey spit while it was cooking and told me to climb a high ladder to dust the tops of the curtains when they have never done and there were literally ten other people nearby. This is after they found out I was pregnant. Right before they found out, they gave me a raise saying that I worked harder than anyone else. I didn’t quit because I needed the money. My dad is a lawyer but wasn’t talking to me at the time for becoming pregnant while not married.
Britt Kelly
Britt Kelly Vor 17 Tage
My husband and I just had our first son and he's about six months old now I was waiting tables at IHOP when I was pregnant with him up to the day that I delivered and it was the only job I could have because nobody else would hire me knowing that I was pregnant when my belly start to show and I told him repeatedly that the doctor said I shouldn't be lifting over 20 lb however I still was forced to carry glass racks and buckets of ice that weight up to 50 lbs or forfeit my job that I needed to set up my home for my child so thank goodness there were a bunch of kind women working with me and they helped me out with the work that I couldn't do myself but not all the time and not when I had to work the floor by myself because everybody can't simply stop doing that work to help me but regardless my manager was a man and he had seven children his self it's still refused to let a pregnant girl sit down and catch your breath it was ridiculous I contemplate calling human resources about it but I know several women that I worked with that have already called human resources about this manager and a night manager who's really grabby and in response human resources did absolutely nothing and they got punished at work when somebody slipped out about calling HR
I. Wynn Wynn
I. Wynn Wynn Vor 6 Monate
True how gross is it that males get more money when their wives have kids but yet women will get paid less when not only when they have kids but also when they do not have kids they still get paid less
I. Wynn Wynn
I. Wynn Wynn Vor 6 Monate
Women go on strike and stay away from males since how badly they look and how badly they treat females
5%LowBattery Vor 8 Monate
Why Does the School Day End Two Hours Before the Workday? This mismatch creates a child-care crisis between 3 and 5 p.m. that has parents scrambling for options. On the whole, conflicting school and work schedules cost the U.S. economy $55 billion in lost productivity each year, in large part due to parents (mostly women) who scale back employment and the lost productivity when parents have to take off work during school closures. “We often think about this as a problem every family faces, and it just happens over and over again in this systemic way: The mother cuts back on her hours for when school is closed,” said Catherine Brown, an education-policy researcher at the Center for American Progress. “Why do we have a wage gap? Partially it’s because of this, I believe.” www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2018/09/school-day-parents/569401/
BrognusBelgen Vor 8 Monate
0:54 If full bushes were illegal since the 70's, why were there two in the White House? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Why does this show exist? Cops eating donut jokes? Horrible show with zero comedy.
Erik Baran
Erik Baran Vor 8 Monate
So women allegedly lose 4% of their wages after having a baby and men gain 6%? Well, maaaaaayyyybe it's because women are less productive after having kids and men have to pick up the slack. Limited work duties while pregnant, 12 weeks of paid vacation after dropping the kid and then there's doctors appointments, school functions and the inevitable daycare problems. And don't think fathers wouldn't want some time off to do those things, it's just that, since men make more, the family depends on the father's salary more. And things only get worse when number two comes along.
MissNausicaa87 Vor 9 Monate
Given these amazing conditions, it's really a shock that the birth rate is dropping...I wonder why? I guess women these days are just sooooo selfish!
Kevin Slater
Kevin Slater Vor 9 Monate
I understand the need to ensure women keep their jobs or are given lighter work while pregnant. I think it's needed. I am ashamed of my country that this isn't already happening. However I'm worried about stating women make less money after becoming pregnant. What should we do? If a man works the same job and never takes time off work for child care should his wage be reduced to match a woman who takes time off? Should her wage be increased for time she spent not working? Should a man who has more experience because he never takes time off work for child care be passed up for promotions to give more opportunities to women? Should a woman be given a promotion despite having less experience because she took time off for child care? I'm not sure we want to go that route. All studies show that women who have never had children make more money than men. The gender pay gap is a societal issue with women and childcare, I don't think it's something the law can or should be made to handle. Perhaps instead we need to encourage men to play a more active role in their children's lives and when equal time is spent in the home by parents regardless of gender we can look into fixing the wage gap. Perhaps this is something which will happen naturally through automation and a post scarcity world. I can hope.
Leopard-King Vor 9 Monate
Ohhhhh, I thought pregnancy discrimination was when a woman passes on having your baby. I thought saying, "Please let me knock you up," gave you a legal green light. Okay, this saved me an embarrassing call to the office of Jim Sokolove.
Klara Stern
Klara Stern Vor 9 Monate
lightning grotch :/
Sofonda Logic
Sofonda Logic Vor 9 Monate
Crushed it
Paul Lomax
Paul Lomax Vor 9 Monate
Andi amo
Andi amo Vor 9 Monate
It's just nice to see liberals not bullying women into having abortions, as if it's some sort of feminist right of passage.
mypetlesbian Vor 9 Monate
Overly simplifying correlations surrounding pregnancy as intentional sexism doesn't help resolve any real issues.
Bevlova B
Bevlova B Vor 9 Monate
AMEN. I bloody love you, Sam. Love from the UK!
boscat666 Vor 9 Monate
hello im a 56 year old man who would like to comment. in my life i heve seen pregnancy discrimination and its idiotic ...but its logical for bosses . all who are a risk including sick or elder people they want to dump . its what a capitalistic world is about ....... but its never fair to people
Andy Vor 9 Monate
I like Sam b. And this show. But it always bothers me when shows quote statistics. Like who came up with 4% decrease in pay per child for women and 6% increase for men? What study? Who did it? What figures show these numbers? How was the study done to show these numbers? Why are these figures credible? Random statistics need some validity.
K T Vor 9 Monate
That would be fully supine on the couch, not prone. Just fyj.
Elizabeth Lingurar
Elizabeth Lingurar Vor 9 Monate
You don’t want us to be pregnant. You don’t want us to have abortions. You don’t want us to have birth control. MAKE UP YOUR MINDS!!!!
n g
n g Vor 9 Monate
I worked 50 to 55 hours a week while pregnant. We where told we cant leave work until everything is done. If we left work unfinished then we would get a write up. Many people would get fired for essentially not working a 50 plus hour work week.
tenacious645 Vor 9 Monate
I have to ask, if someone is less capable than the next person or is underperforming compared to their coworkers, do they deserve equal pay? Or if they aren't willing to put in the extra effort are they to be considered as viable a team member as their coworkers who do go the extra mile? I've been outperformed by women before who made more than me as a result. I've also seen women get hired at lower standards than their male co-workers for political reasons. Like female firefighters who get their job even though their performance was far less than the men they passed up to hire her. So for that sentiment I don't think affirmative action is the answer here. If you see this issue black or white, you're going to miss the reality of it. Each case is different, but not all cases are a result of merit and not all cases are a result of sexism.
Dan Dales
Dan Dales Vor 9 Monate
If the so called pro lifers were really against abortion they would be fighting along side feminists to make things better.
The freest of speech
You Get into a car accident and get injured? Lose your job. You trip and twist your ankle and can't do your job? Lose your job. You face any unforeseen occurrence that accidentally hurt you? Lose your job. You Make the choice to get pregnant or choose to continue and pregnancy? Society needs to bend over backwards to help you? That's garbage and discriminatory.
Jon Dunmore
Jon Dunmore Vor 9 Monate
1:28 -- Is this the "de-aged" version of Megyn Kelly? Jeszus! Fox News! smh
Alixs B.
Alixs B. Vor 9 Monate
Oh ladies... Especially young ones. Hey, here's a thought. VOTE!!
tomitstube Vor 9 Monate
typical hypocrisy of the pro-life, pro-god, pro-family ideology. or is it ignorance? hard to tell the two apart in today's republican party.
Nova Vor 9 Monate
Such a garbage human being. SHAME on you.
Jordan F
Jordan F Vor 9 Monate
If you are pregnant, you should expect to get discriminate against
Amethyst Samia
Amethyst Samia Vor 9 Monate
Walmart has been discriminating against women for years. Take a peek at some of the EEO decisions out there lambasting WalMart for their behavior. After I returned from maternity leave, I was called into the boss’s office and told he didn’t want to hear me discussing the baby. I was to do my job and not answer questions or chit chat. However, men and most non-mothers could discuss anything for as long as they wanted. My employer? The US Government, the ones who are supposed to be “model employers”. Yeah. Sure. Okay. Right. Mhm.
XXtoby233 never
XXtoby233 never Vor 9 Monate
Another reason to hate America
Bakato B
Bakato B Vor 9 Monate
If you don't like what happens when pregnant maybe stop getting pregnant? The world is suffering from severe over population as is, we would all be better off if breeding required a license and was highly regulated.
yoniggas Vor 9 Monate
Pregnancy is a choice, don't do it if you can't afford .We don't need more human on earth anyway
I'm Just Here
I'm Just Here Vor 9 Monate
A woman I work with, who has a BA masters, told her boss she was pregnant and he told her that she "just threw away her career." By the time she came back her job was surplused, renamed and given to someone else because she wasn't allowed to apply. She had 3 months to find a new job or else she'd be "permanently" released from the company. She ended up taking a job that paid 1500 less per paycheque.
Dinah Patrick Walker
Another thing some dumb news casters wear shoes too big.
Dinah Patrick Walker
I think it is discusting to watch pregnant women who are news casters. Gross. Stay home were you belong.
Rylite U.
Rylite U. Vor 9 Monate
"...on average, men's earnings increased more than 6 percent when they had children..." and she sarcastically says "and oh god they deserve it." Wow, could it be that men have to work harder and longer hours to support children, which could produce the same outcome? No that's ridiculous huh, must be because of the patriarchy
Geekmom D
Geekmom D Vor 9 Monate
I was demoted while pregnant, but my state is an "at will" state, so I could take the demotion or get fired.
M Bish
M Bish Vor 9 Monate
How the heck is this on trending!! Why is DE-vid pushing her content, clearly she's not funny or relevant.
drz Vor 9 Monate
WAAAAAH I'm pregnant and now I can't commit to a job WAAAHH Train and pay me anyways WAAAAHHH
Carl Star
Carl Star Vor 9 Monate
I watch and support Samantha but this is based on both fact and fallacy. 82% payment due to not working as much and men work more due to supporting wives and that is based on averages. It is a genetic need and that changes the numbers a lot and those that have to work do work but more woman don't so 82%.
Lachlan Campbell
Lachlan Campbell Vor 9 Monate
Can I please have "America; it disproportionately affects women of color" on a t shirt please?
Fandom guy
Fandom guy Vor 9 Monate
And conservatives wonder why Abortion is a thing.
DE Vor 9 Monate
Do all FOX female anchors have to have the dumb blonde bouffant hair?
SPDYellow Vor 9 Monate
When it comes to fighting on behalf of pregnant workers, making it so they can't be fired for their condition and the bosses have to accommodate them, it's mostly the Pro-Choice feminists who have taken up the cause. The Anti-Choice crowd is awfully silent when it comes to fighting so that women don't have to get an abortion to save their careers. Gee, I wonder why. :eyeroll:
Gavin Zukowski
Gavin Zukowski Vor 9 Monate
Rebecca Brockway
Rebecca Brockway Vor 9 Monate
Dear Samantha Bee: Do I like blue truth sans spam? Yes, I like them, Sam I am!
HarfangX Vor 9 Monate
While I agree women need to be accommodated so they can have kids... well I agree with all that was said... ... that woman just is not funny! Not even close to making me smile!
Fat Lady Farmer
Fat Lady Farmer Vor 9 Monate
Funny when I mentioned that having a baby seemed to come with a promotion I was told it just didn't work that way. Just coincidence I watched three men have that happen and no women. Silly me.
Jeff Foehringer
Jeff Foehringer Vor 9 Monate
Fun fact. Full bushes have only been out of style since the 90s. Clean shaven has only been in style for the last 15 years. Need to bring back the 90s.
Lisa Hand
Lisa Hand Vor 9 Monate
I loved this segment, from all working moms "thank you sb"
ekedini Vor 9 Monate
Heather Bailie
Heather Bailie Vor 9 Monate
That last bit describing pregnancy. GAH. And people wonder why even talking about pregnancy grosses me out so much.
Artsy_Judoka Vor 9 Monate
Implying that the entire wage gap between women with and without children is the fault of this discrimination is reductionist. Someone has to put a lot of time and effort into that kid after it's born, time that takes away from work and is most commonly put in by the mother.
Jacqueline Moon
Jacqueline Moon Vor 9 Monate
Wish I could like this 100 times
Focux Vor 9 Monate
Wish you would die 100 deaths.
Purple Tunic productions
Wait! Where am I?
KevinWood44 Vor 9 Monate
Samantha B is not even a little funny!!
Focux Vor 9 Monate
It's so mysterious that people give women who can't do as much any more are given less to do and when they do less they earn less. Whoah.... mysterious.... oooooooooooooh *ghost noises*
Focux Vor 9 Monate
"America, it disproportionately helps women of color" is actually significantly more accurate.
samira Ansari
samira Ansari Vor 8 Monate
Focux No, it‘s really not. And you know that, don‘t you? So why feel the need to comment? Is it because you feel that your own mediocrity has caused you to have less than you feel you deserve, and you need to blame Woc for that? Or is it just a lack of nuance, insight or empathy? Do you feel angry at the world, and therefor have the need to hate watch videos, and write hateful comments, even though you know you‘re actually helping Samantha by watching? Either way, it might be healthier for you to talk to a therapist, rather than to attempt witty, edgy internet comments- you‘re just kind of missing the witty and edgy part.
Focux Vor 9 Monate
Wage Gap is a joke.
Focux Vor 9 Monate
No way.....? You take 10 months off from work and get paid less afterwards? WHOAH!!!! NO WAY!!!!!
samira Ansari
samira Ansari Vor 8 Monate
Focux You‘re absolutely right. So, let‘s just all not have children anymore, then the problem is solved right? However, weirdly enough, society does not want that either. If a woman doesn‘t work, she‘s called old-fashioned, and if she doesn‘t have children she‘s called heartless, and if she takes time off to have the child, while working, she‘s clearly at fault and should be paid less, as if she was going on a ten-month vacation. No matter what she chooses, it‘s always wrong. But yeah, your smartass comment definitely solved the problem. Congrats, genius.
Focux Vor 9 Monate
You complain about one random off case using an old fake bit from a night show yet take the completely comedic faked interview with Ocasio Cortez or whatever that socialist subhuman's name is seriously? Do we even need to call out the hypocrisy any more or is it just accepted at this point?
Focux Vor 9 Monate
"WHY AREN'T WE LETTING PREGNANT WOMEN GET SHOT AT!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?" The autism is strong with this episode.
thehALomolov2 Vor 9 Monate
So in other words their pregnancies prevented them from doing the jobs they were hired for... Most positions cannot accommodate less hours, weeks off, let alone the restrictions the employee chose to take on knowing it interferes with their ability to do their job. If a crane operator decides to have lazer eye surgery, it's not the employers job to jump through hoops for the employees choices. If you're in an unskilled job, don't expect your positon to remain empty if you abruptly leave or stop doing your duties. If youre in a skilled position that can't be vacant, expect your position to be filled as it can't be left undone. Best case, plan your life choices for the times that fit best with everything else going on in your life, maybe wait till the big work project ends before popping out a baby, or schedule the time off in advance so your work isn't caught by surprise.
Ndubisi Nwafor
Ndubisi Nwafor Vor 9 Monate
Honestly, I cannot imagine how we allow things like this happen. Women really should be commended instead of punished.
Focux Vor 9 Monate
A person can't do their job. A person demands less work. A person gets paid less for less work. A person leaves their job for an extended period of time. In literally no world does the above apply to any employee that expects to keep their job or keep their wage. Why does this apply to women?
Boopala 1
Boopala 1 Vor 9 Monate
Women, we are the ones who need to run the world 🌍!!
Joanne Black
Joanne Black Vor 9 Monate
I'm in healthcare and the insurance companies are also doing it. Most 'Christian' health plans don't cover pregnancy or preventive medicine.
Focux Vor 9 Monate
That's fine.
Help I got fired from my job wine tasting cause I’m pregnant! What madness is this?!
Jimbissle Vor 9 Monate
Jimbissle Vor 9 Monate
Why No?
Focux Vor 9 Monate
Helenshipsships Vor 9 Monate
How about tax benefits for companies that give mothers a year off?
Focux Vor 9 Monate
"But. Muh taxes." ~Every democrat ever.
JunglyLolly Vor 9 Monate
Happens in Canada too
Focux Vor 9 Monate
The Long Road
The Long Road Vor 9 Monate
American women deserve paid leave when pregnant at least 9 months. But the gender pay gap claims need unbias research. Last I looked into it I found feminist propoghanda.. Has anyone got any links I can look at?
Joel Applegate
Joel Applegate Vor 9 Monate
Wow. Bee's commentary is always just as incisive and informative as it is funny.
Focux Vor 9 Monate
None of those things apply to anything in this video.
DevilGamer Vor 9 Monate
5:40 Yeah because men definitely don't work harder to provide for their growing family, and the mother definitely doesn't spend more time looking after the child, no, of course not.
Peter Washington
Peter Washington Vor 9 Monate
I'm big and black and I want to get Samantha B pregnant!!
Focux Vor 9 Monate
Ew dude... that's disgusting.
Samantha Be a propaganda spreading lying fool. Who the bigger fool ? The fool or the fool that follows them ?
samira Ansari
samira Ansari Vor 8 Monate
GOOGLE TAQIYYA The fool who comments rambling nonsense, and thinks that anyone cares, probably.
Kevin Galaise
Kevin Galaise Vor 9 Monate
emcats84 Vor 9 Monate
Such misleading propaganda. Especially surrounding the earnings gap claims.
J Andrews
J Andrews Vor 9 Monate
It’s not like pregnant women need to eat or pay rent! For the rest of their lives.
Focux Vor 9 Monate
It's not like pregnant women are pregnant for the rest of their lives.
Top Pay Position
Top Pay Position Vor 9 Monate
Creep why aren't you fired yet.
krishna kishor bhat
krishna kishor bhat Vor 9 Monate
Wage decrease for a working lady with new born is sad, there should be protection to their y-o-y salary hike, but pointing out men salary increase due to a child birth is unhealthy. After all it should help average the cost for a family with a new born. Issue is that it is the single mom's who are suffering the most, when it comes to supporting a child. But then shouldn't it also be the responsibility of the man who willing fathered the child, to support her.
Markus Johnsen
Markus Johnsen Vor 9 Monate
There are fair reasons why having pregnancies lower your relative wage compared to that of someone who has not carried a child. In Norway mothers get up to 10 months paid leave from work. This is a good investment for both the mothers and childrens health and development. However, this means the mother will have 10 months less seniority at the workplace, and she may also be less flexible with what shifts she can work due to the childs dependence on her. Where I work, flexibility is what earns you the most.
Markus Johnsen
Markus Johnsen Vor 9 Monate
Winter Dream it sounds like your experience was pretty terrible. Let me turn this around for you. If a man worked the same job as a post-pregnancy woman, with the same amount of experience, with the same education, doing the same shifts, he would be paid exactly the same as the woman. Without checking any sources right now, I would think Scandinavia is the best place for a woman to be working if she wants equal rights, opportunities and a family.
Winter Dream
Winter Dream Vor 9 Monate
+Markus Johnsen good reason not to move to Norway then. If I'm doing the same kind of work on an equal level, pay me the same and don't pass me over, pregnant or not. When I was pregnant long ago and working as an assistant manager, I was passed over for a promotion. Instead they made a guy who had no managerial skills and couldn't operate a cash register the new manager. During rushes, I had to operate my drawer AND help him on his. Finally I left and left them to their own disaster as they deserved. Later after my child was born, I went back to work with the same skills and needing to support my child like any other parent. And production doesn't go down when I work...it goes up.
Markus Johnsen
Markus Johnsen Vor 9 Monate
Working the same amount of hours does not mean they produce the same result. This is why wages go up a "ladder" in Norway, based on how much experience you have accumulated in your line of work. People with children, often but not always mothers, tend to spend more time with their family than at work. Another argument is that working 19hr shifts from 15.00 to 10.00 the next day is something people with children tend to avoid. 17 of those 19 hours are paid extra, because of the inconvenience. I am not saying women should be paid less because of pregnancies. I am trying to explain that it is not necessarily because of discrimination that they earn less. At least in Norway that is.
Focux Vor 9 Monate
Agreed. But they aren't. So.... you agree with Markus then.
Winter Dream
Winter Dream Vor 9 Monate
If you're working the same hours, or even different hours, and are doing thd same job then there is no reason to lower wages for having a child. That's just bass-ackwards.
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Paul Lomax
Paul Lomax Vor 9 Monate
Why is this barking lunatic on my DE-vid? And why am I not surprised that Samantha is complaining about other women complaining? Why are you girls always playing the victim?
Wow Craft
Wow Craft Vor 9 Monate
Why were those women outta the kitchen in the first place??
bel pet
bel pet Vor 9 Monate
Ha. Ha. Ha.
Amy does things
Amy does things Vor 9 Monate
I hope you are joking.
Ramani Visvanathan
Ramani Visvanathan Vor 9 Monate
More women need to be voted to congress.
Focux Vor 9 Monate
No. They don't.
Ethan Ragbir
Ethan Ragbir Vor 9 Monate
200k views and 5th on trending? DE-vid isn't (((biased)))
Supernatural Crossroad
Wal*mart did this to me in ‘96
Focux Vor 9 Monate
Wayne Vor 9 Monate
You da man in 'woman' Sam. I salute you.
Focux Vor 9 Monate
That's insulting.
Jeannette Martinez
Jeannette Martinez Vor 9 Monate
Love you, Samantha Bee!
Focux Vor 9 Monate
It's okay, you'll get your first IQ point one day.
K M Vor 9 Monate
Discriminating against the Wonder of Life itself... Is this how men in charge channel their envy of barely being part of it all?!
Focux Vor 9 Monate
Lol, your hateful ways will only dig you into a deeper and more pitiful hole. Good luck.
Quad Squad FPV
Quad Squad FPV Vor 9 Monate
You are a hate monger
JAMES LUNE Vor 9 Monate
Sam, dont spread the wage gap myth...
JAMES LUNE Vor 9 Monate
Boopala 1 A woman in a salon dying hair wont make as much as a man working at an oil drill
JAMES LUNE Vor 9 Monate
Boopala 1 honey, when women decide to work heavy duty jobs, then the wage gap you hate so much will be gone
Boopala 1
Boopala 1 Vor 9 Monate
JAMES LUNE It is not a myth. You and others that think the same want it to been one.
JAMES LUNE Vor 9 Monate
Wait sam has kids? I bet they are as gorgeous as she is
Focux Vor 9 Monate
So... not at all?
Paul Lomax
Paul Lomax Vor 9 Monate
JAMES LUNE You mean screaming, unhinged lunatics?
Fumbles Vor 9 Monate
and this only has 208,000 views. this propaganda has once again failed. good job!
Jacob Shahwan
Jacob Shahwan Vor 9 Monate
This is comedy gold right here
JayTwoTwo Vor 9 Monate
How to close the wage gap... do over time like a Man and don't get pregnant like a man.
Arsenic c
Arsenic c Vor 9 Monate
Canada maternity leave is 12 months to 18 months. My wife had a hard pregnancy and by doctor orders was requested for half days, her employer gave no issues. I couldn't imagine the stress that some of these womans went through, for small compromises to make them a little more comfortable.
Howard Smith
Howard Smith Vor 9 Monate
But the gender pay Gap is a myth though
JayTwoTwo Vor 9 Monate
Shhh we're not suppose to talk about it.
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