A warning to men. A period of leave given to a woman, for the purpose of vaginal recovery in the hope of avoiding any office 'relationship' complications, post child birth.
Phil : "cor Dave, what do you think my chances are of getting it on with Becky at the office party mate?"
Dave: "I wouldn't bother Phil, you wouldn't want to, she's come back early from 'maternity leave' "
Phil : "cheers for the warning, I'll try that new temp, Mandy"
A period of time where the woman takes advantage of the fact that shes a woman and gets paid for not showing up to work. Don't ask why, or else risk being branded as woman hater by feminists.
RationalDude: Maternity leave is basically a paid vacation, thats why its controversial.
Feminist: What? You have something against maternity leave? You must be RACIST...I mean uh SEXIST! You hate women! You're a rapist! You beat your wife every night don't you?
RationalDude: I don't hate women and I'm not married yet...
Feminist: DOWN WITH MEN!!
RationalDude: *shakes head* whatever