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S2 E13: Paid Family Leave, Mascots & UK Elections: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

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S2 E13: Paid Family Leave, Mascots & UK Elections: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

UK Election Results

  • The Conservative Party won a majority in the UK election, despite predictions to the contrary.
  • The Scottish National Party's success in Scotland raised concerns about Scottish independence.

Boxing Controversy

Russia's V-Day Parade

  • Russia commemorated the 70th anniversary of V-Day with a grand parade.
  • Some world leaders boycotted the event, resulting in fewer Western leaders attending.
  • Notable figures like Steven Seagal were present at the parade.

Commercialization of Mother's Day

Lack of Paid Family Leave in the US

  • The United States and Papua New Guinea are the only countries that do not provide paid time off for new mothers.
  • Federal law grants workers just 12 weeks of unpaid leave, with strict limits on who qualifies.
  • Many women have to use vacation time or sick days to take maternity leave.
  • Some women are forced to return to work before they are ready due to financial reasons.
  • Paid family leave should be considered for both parents, but cultural adjustments are necessary.
  • Studies have shown that paid family leave does not negatively impact businesses, despite employer concerns.
  • Only three states in the US have paid family leave laws.
  • Lawmakers often express support for mothers but fail to support legislation that would make their lives easier.
  • The US should address the lack of paid family leave and provide support for mothers.

Mascot Culture in Japan

  • Japan has over 1,500 mascots created for local districts, tourism boards, and even prisons to engage with the public.
  • Some mascots have become big business, generating significant revenue.
  • Mascots have become so prominent in Japanese political life that foreign embassies are creating their own mascots to engage with the public.
  • The scale of publicly funded mascots has become a problem, with critics describing them as a waste of public funds.
  • The author suggests that the US should create its own mascots to engage people with government agencies, providing humorous examples of potential mascots for various departments.

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