A recent survey claims to claim that 40% of French men “would, science permitting, like to become pregnant.”
Now, before you all go off with “that’s what I thought all along about the Froggies!” think about it. Did you REALLY, TRULY think that nearly half of the men in France “yearn for pregnancy”? I mean, come on.
And remember, this really means that 40% of French men WILL ADMIT that they yearn for pregnancy. How many more do but wouldn’t admit it? (And, for that matter, how many thought that was the stupidest thing they’d ever been asked and simply played along to mess with the pollsters?)
This is truly astounding if it’s actually true. But before all the “girlie men” jokes start, there’s this:
Eighty-six percent of the fathers queried said they were ready “to take a paternity leave of several months to live their fatherhood more intensely,” provided it caused “minimal financial impact.”
And 71 percent said they were prepared to “take a year-long sabbatical” or “request to work part time.”
It doesn’t say how many would want to become pregnant with maternity leave being the main reason.
Seven in ten French men would like more time off of work as long as it didn’t impact them financially, which is sort of a no-brainer, isn’t it? (via FR)