This Mother’s Day, HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” host reminded us that, according to the United Nations, the only other country that doesn’t provide women with paid maternity leave is Papua New Guinea. [Actually, there is one other member in that dubious club — the Persian Gulf Sultanate of Oman.] Oliver then went on to point out the hypocrisy of legislators and corporations purporting to love American moms — as long as they’re either working nonstop or having gifts bought for them — and yet continuing to block laws that would make it better to be a mother in the U.S.

—Posted by Natasha Hakimi Zapata

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