It must be a freezing day in hell, because Whoopi Goldberg just gave conservatives something to agree with her on during a segment of ABC’s “The View.
That came during the end of the segment when Whoopi was interviewing a former co-host of hers on “The View,” Paula Faris. Faris told Whoopi that Americans of all sorts, particularly mothers and fathers, want flex hours and hybrid locations from which to work.
Whoopi, agreeing toward the end of the segment, said “You hear that, ABC? We’re here. We can say this to you. You got to pay more attention to the mothers. All the mothers.” The crowd exploded in applause and her co-hosts agreed with her on the matter.
That came when “The View” co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin, speaking to Faris about her new book, “You Don’t Have to Carry it All,” asked “You write in the book about how companies who don’t try to support working mothers are going to face retention and hiring issues. Is that breaking through though, do you think, with companies?”
Faris, responding to Griffin, said “I’m not really sure, but the people have spoke, and this isn’t just families, mothers, and fathers who are the most productive and loyal employees. Everyone wants flextime. 95% of employees regardless of whether or not you’re a parent, they want flex hours. They want hybrid location.”
Continuing, she argued that companies need to value mothers and motherhood, saying “We need to celebrate motherhood instead of scrutinizing it and penalizing it.”
She then argued that the workplace needs to be more accommodating of those with families, saying “We need to do a better job for families and mothers in the workplace, it’s not just the right thing to do, it’s good for everyone. It’s good for our bottom line. And moms are like the most efficient, loyal, productive employees but, allow us to have flex time.”
That’s when Whoopi jumped in with her demands for ABC to respect motherhood and help mothers more.
Watch the segment here:
Faris appeared on “The View,” which she left in 2018, to promote her new book, “You Don’t Have to Carry It All.” That book “reveals a game plan that will not only make being a working mom ‘work’ but will also reveal how and why society needs to value mothers first.” The book’s Amazon page describes it by saying:
Award-winning journalist and mom-of-three Paula Faris gives insightful and practical steps for better working, momming, and living to millions of overwhelmed working moms.
In Paula Faris’s most important reporting yet, You Don’t Have to Carry It All reveals a game plan that will not only make being a working mom “work” but will also reveal how and why society needs to value mothers first. Weaving together groundbreaking research with inspirational wisdom, she:
- recognizes the history of working moms in America and its lasting impact today,
- shows how motherhood has scientifically improved the minds and capabilities of women,
- encourages moms to link arms, not only with each other but also with men, and
- proves why corporate America is better with moms at the helm.
After interviewing countless experts, thought leaders and mothers, Faris believes we can join together to create a path forward for ditching the mom guilt, ending burnout, and finally giving working moms the support they so desperately need. Because with working moms on the job, there are literally no hands more capable of creating the change we need!
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