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Companies should be investing in equalising the workplace, not freezing people's eggs
Yesterday brought the slightly unnerving news that Facebook and Apple are to offer their female employees free egg-freezing, in a bid to recruit and retain more women at companies that are currently about 70 per cent male.
What to make of this? On the one hand, it should be a positive sign that employee benefits are being tailored to women, particularly at tech companies, a sector that is notoriously male-dominated. The egg-freezing offer comes on top of previous family-friendly policies including longer parental leave at Apple and adoption and surrogacy assistance at Facebook. On the other hand, as one friend put it,…
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