Woman “Makes History” (lol) Breast-feeding On Parliament Floor

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Source - Australian Sen. Larissa Waters, deputy co-leader of the Australian Greens party, became the first woman in Australian political history to breastfeed a baby during a Parliament session on May 9. “So proud that my daughter Alia is the first baby to be breastfed in the federal Parliament! We need more #women & parents in Parli #auspol,” Waters tweeted. 

The milestone comes after Waters played a prominent role in pushing the Senate to allow female politicians to bring their children into Parliament for breastfeeding. Prior to an amendment to the house rules enacted on Feb. 1, 2016, children were banned from entering the parliamentary chambers and breastfeeding mothers were given a proxy vote.

In 2015, Chief Government Whip Scott Buchholz asked Parliament member Kelly O’Dwyer if she’d considered expressing more milk as a means to avoid missing parliamentary sessions.

In 2003, a sergeant-at-arms told Parliament member Kristie Marshall that she had committed a parliamentary transgression by breastfeeding her 11-day-old daughter, “you can’t have a stranger in the House, and she hasn’t been elected to parliament,” he reasoned with Marshall. However, a chain of women lawmakers globally have set off a trend to make it acceptable to breastfeed while working in government. Italian politician, Licia Ronzulli brought her then 7-week-old daughter to European Parliament in September 2010 and still takes her along during voting measures.

All you have to do is breast feed somewhere to make history? Slap a pair of titties on me I’m ready to go. I’d have The Guiness Book Of World Records dude following me around everywhere. Breastfeeding on a unicycle; check, on an elephant; check, in a hot air balloon, yup. You name I’m feeding my kid on it.

Politicians are the worst. The little guy’s not even a month old and is already being used as a prop. If you disagree take a look at her Facebook. She had it all planned out. First thing she did after she farted the baby out was post about feeding it on the parliament floor.

I’m all for women breast-feeding/being topless wherever they want, everyone gets excited when they see a boob but I’ll give her two months until the novelty wears off. Ask any mom, the only time they get away from their kids is when they’re at work and even then not really. I used to call mine and ask what we were having for dinner.

I love the rationale of the Seageant-at-arms telling the lady to not bring her 11-day-old in. “Um this is a stranger, we can’t have strangers in the office.” Seems like a valid point to me. Can’t have people leaking government secrets.  Snitches get stitches…and then nap time.

Bonus: Bill burr on motherhood

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