Author: Childless workers should get ME-ternity leave

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The idea of the ME-ternity is stirring controversy (KTRK)

Do people without children deserve a leave from work?

Author Meghann Foye focuses on the subject in a new book called "Meternity" and her position is getting a lot of attention.

Foye says she was burned out from work, so she decided to take, as she calls it, a 'ME-ternity leave.'

She's pushing other childless people to take one, too.

In a New York Post article, Foye explains "it seemed that parenthood was the only path that provided 'a modicum of flexibility' that allowed her co-workers to leave at a designated time." She adds that maternity leave gave women "a whole new lens through which to see their lives."

Her comments have since struck a nerve online with mothers who argue that maternity leave is hardly a retreat.

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