Written by guest contributor, "hardybear" of the wonderful Free Range Talk site:
Walmart does not Respect The Bump.
Stop the presses … the oppressive Arkansas Redneck-Profiteering Family success story of our time has a problem with the Sacred Unborn?
If men could be pregnant and bear children, the Republican party would solve half its ideological dilemmas and Poof! most reasons to torture women in one fell swoop.
In April a liberally and morally insulting story at Salon caught my inner-feminist by the throat, and it was no surpreeze that Wiley Wal-Mart was involved. Don't you just instantly picture boxes in every Super-Walmart where employees could pick up colleague-donated canned yams, Spam and bags of marshmallows to fill out their Easter menus.
The star of this tragedy would have needed baby formula and diapers in that Walmart Employee Charity box, because her high-risk pregnancy was costing her her low low low paying job at her
beloved morally vacuous employer.
And of course they were bending over backwards ... to mistreat her, the at-risk fetus, her already-born child, and anyone within their ham-fisted bazillionaire Neanderthal reach.
Tiffany Beroid, despite having all medical paperwork necessary, was denied safe 'light duty' scheduling during the last months of her difficult pregnancy - by the Maryland (not 'Bama) Wal-Mart she had been employed at as a Customer Service Manager for years. She was also about to enter her last stage of education before becoming an R.N. via community college.
This group challenged the Walton breach of GOP-Tea Evangelical Commandments. As a result, Beroid was hauled before her superiors and castigated - hence grateful for the network she had been instrumental in building, 'Respect the Bump'.
Respect the Bump started with one of the five workers from California named Girshriela. She actually starting posting things [online], and wanted to know concerns about pregnant women at Wal-Mart. And I posted my story …
[We] communicated from then on out, like, “What could we do to change things?” So … other pregnant women didn’t have to go through these things that I did.
Image, Chattanooga Times Free Press
Walmart infamously relies on Obamacare and SNAP to make up for the low, low wages they pay their worker bees. Yet it took this story to get them to even -- allegedly -- amend their Mesozoic Era pregnancy policy. The Washington Post recently announced the Arkansas Bigfoot's reluctant agreement to probably accommodate any pregnant members of the workforce who whined enough about their complications to get a doctor's note.
Most likely. If they feel like it. But aren't they all about the damned Bump? Doubt their employees are getting free birth control.
Only when the baby takes a breath and needs food and daycare do Old White Men and the women that marry them turn the compassion off -- then wave the kids off their lawns with free trans-vaginal wands and a coupon for Chick Fil A.