Actually, It's Called "Bonding Leave"

When a mother takes leave from work when she's having a baby, they call it "maternity leave", but when I was filling out the paperwork, they didn't call it "paternity leave"; they called it "bonding leave". I thought that was fine, I guess, but why try to get all fancy about it?

Then the other day on the radio I heard this talk show host ranting about how there shouldn't be paternity leave, because it's a "scam". He said mothers need time to recover and heal their bodies, but fathers don't, so why should they get time off of work? The more I listened to this blowhard go on about this, the angrier I got, on account of two things.