Pronatalism applies to guys too! We were watching the local suppertime TV newscast on Saturday night, prior to game #2 of the Toronto Maple Leafs versus Montreal Canadians (playoffs series) -- always a big story hereabouts, of course...! Earlier this week in Game #1, the Leafs young captain, John Tavares, was injured (concussion), and they expect he'll be out for at least two weeks while recovering. There was a clip of the team's GM being interviewed, and my ears pricked up at one of his comments. I found a transcript of his remarks later, and here's one of the things he said [emphasis mine]:
The head injury and the concussion is difficult to place a timeline on for when someone is going to return. We handle those in a very conservative nature and handle them very sensitively. We will follow the protocols to a T with that. We can’t replace that element with John and can’t repair it. We have to be very careful and keep in mind that he has a young family and there is an onus on us to protect him and his future in that regard.
I yelled at the TV, "What if he DIDN'T have a young family? You'd just send him back out there, because his life and future is less valuable then??"
(Dh just rolled his eyes at me, lol. Sorry -- once your eyes are opened to this kind of stuff, you see it EVERYWHERE!)
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