Isn’t it kind of annoying how the world is basically built for men? If you don’t believe me, take a look at how women are treated when they breastfeed. I barely have to explain, you know what I’m talking about–the fact that many workplaces and public places don’t have decent facilities for women to breastfeed or pump breast milk for their children.
Thankfully, we’re not the only ones who believe that fighting for things to change is necessary. Naya Health recently made a video showing how the workforce is failing working women who are breastfeeding–in the most hilarious way. Their new video, “If Men Breastfed,” creates a world where male employees need to pump during the work day–and shows how the world would be so much different if this was the case (aka: better).
The caption raises the question, “Would we still be dealing with outdated breast pumps, closets that double as lactation rooms, and a work culture that treats pumping as an inconvenience?” And well, you know the answer to that–as the video highlights the sexism, intentional or not, that women face in the workplace.
Naya Health co-founder and CEO Janica Alvarez, told The Huffington Post why she created the video:
“I found the experience of transitioning back to work after giving birth to be very curious. Maternity leaves are short, support and accommodations in the workplace are lacking, and the technology is crappy. You should never have to describe technology that touches your breasts frequently and enables you to provide nutrition as ‘crappy,’ but that’s what it is.
It’s time for all of us to step up and make the world a better place for the working mom. Far too often women find themselves deciding between their family and career. The two must co-exist for today’s mother.”
The company also timed the release of the video with the launch of their new Naya Smart Breast Pump, which is supposed to provide a more comfortable and quiet pumping experience (because yes, everything is an ad).
Watch the video below–it’s a clever commentary on an important topic: