PTO : Period Time Off

PTO : Period Time Off

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Devanna Torres started this petition to United States Department of Labor and

Ladies we didn’t choose this life, it chose us. If we could we’d ditch the mood swings, fatigue, cramps, and “potiential messes”, but we can’t. Deciding between missing a paid work day or how you’re going to stop the obsessive bleeding and cramps all while trying to stop yourself from crying for no absolute reason is a headache. Yup this is about periods. Women can experience their periods for 1-7 days, sometimes even more. Everyday is a battle. It’s hard to focus on work tasks, children or whatever responsibility you may have when you are also worried about “spillage”, cramps and/ or headaches. One day. We as women are asking for ONE day to deal with their menstruation. ONE day to care for our bodies. ONE day to actually be a woman in her natural form without the fear of embarrassment if a pad leaks here or cry when your cramps feel like theirs a jack hammer nonstop on your ovaries. Apart of being a woman is experiencing Mother Nature and although it is a beautiful process, some of it is best handled in private and one paid day off will allow woman to feel not only supported but understood by the workplace. 

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