Díaz responds to Calviño: "What stigmatizes is not having sensitivity to see that we are different"

The Second Vice President and Minister of Labor, Yolanda Diazresponded this Thursday to the economic vice president, Nadia Calviño, that what stigmatizes women it is not approving sick leave due to painful rules, but “not having enough sensitivity” to understand that women and men are “different”.

Díaz has thus responded to the statements made by Nadia Calviño regarding this controversy, in which the First Vice President and Minister of Economic Affairs has argued that “the Government will not take measures that stigmatize women.”

Díaz has ruled out that this measure announced yesterday by the Minister for Equality, Irene Montero, within the new abortion lawsuppose a stigmatization of women, as the economic vice president, Nadia Calviño, has suggested, and has pointed out that the current labor policy is “deeply masculinized”.

“I think it stigmatizes not having enough sensitivity to understand that women and men are different and that the world of work is not neutral,” she added.

In this way, Díaz, after appearing in the Senate, has shown “Absolutely agree” with the three-day sick leave for painful periods. “We must have a gender labor policy and this is it, with the singularities that we must have. Therefore, completely in favor”, she has assured.

In addition, the minister has defended the need for this measure to be contemplated in a law, since these serve “to guarantee rights”. She has also been in favor of reducing VAT on feminine hygiene products.

Escrivá says that it is a measure “under discussion”

The Minister of Inclusion and Social Security, Jose Luis Escrivahas affirmed that the leave due to painful menstruation included in the draft of the Ministry of Equality on the future abortion law is a measure “under discussion” within the coalition government.

Speaking to the media at the exit of the VII EFPA Congress, Escrivá has indicated that the temporary incapacity for cases of painful menstruation that prevent attendance at the workplace that includes the draft of the new sexual health law is still in negotiation phase within the Executive.

“Our position is that this law has to harmonize two elements: improve the protection of women and also promote their participation in better labor market conditions”, said the minister


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