Italy could soon offer paid 'menstrual leave'

By Susana Victoria Perez, Buzz60

Italy could soon offer women paid "menstrual leave." If so, it would be the first Western nation to do so.

In the east, South Korea and Japan already offer it. Right now, it's only a proposal that's still being debated in the country's parliament. It would mean Italian women could stay home three days each month.

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They'd have the choice due to period cramps and pains. While some women love the idea of the monthly stay-cation, others think it will backfire making employers more reluctant to hire women.

Some also argue that it would play into the idea that women are more emotional than men.

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