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Venture capitalist Joe Lonsdale calls fathers who take 6 months of paternity leave ‘losers’ – Fresno, California

Fresno, California 2021-10-28 15:26:05 –

Austin, Texas-A prominent venture capitalist has been accused of calling his new father a “loser” after taking a few months of parental leave.

Palantir co-founder Joe Lonsdale replied Wednesday to a tweet about US Secretary of Transportation Pete Butttigieg, who quit his job to care for his newborn twins.

“Any man in a key position to take a six-month vacation for a newborn is a loser. In the olden days, men gave birth to babies and worked hard to prepare for the future. This is the correct masculine reaction. is.”

Butigeg took off in just two months instead of six months for childcare leave.

Lonsdale’s tweet caused anger in the venture capitalist world. In response to Lonsdale’s tweet, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian wrote that he would “proudly” take full parental leave and do it again.

“It turned out that it helped me win even more,” he said.

Garry Tan, the founder of Initialized Capital, defended his company’s four-month parental leave.

“I respect people’s choices, but being a dad is great, and there’s more in life than work or money,” he wrote on Twitter.

Lonsdale later said that the use of the word “loser” was “unnecessary” and “respected that there were different approaches to this and it shouldn’t have been too strict.” However, he endorsed the first comment on the traditional gender role.

His first tweet Axios Reporter Dump RimacCriticized comments on podcast host Joe Rogan’s Butigeg. Like Logan, Lonsdale is known for his provocative right-wing remarks.

In November 2020, Lonsdale said he moved from San Francisco to Austin, Texas and was angry with California’s taxes and liberal ideals. According to the website, he is currently a managing partner of 8VC, a “venture capital firm that manages billions of dollars in commitment capital.”

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