FINALLY!  10:32 am October 1, 2010

Spanish Dads Get Breastfeeding Vacation

by Riley Waggaman

Spain is one of those socialist countries somewhere in Europe. As such, people who live in Spain don’t have to work all 666 days of the year. And now, just to add to the socialism, Spanish fathers get to take time off from work, to breastfeed their children:

The European Union Court of Justice has ruled that working fathers in Spain have the same right to breastfeeding leave as do moms.

Thursday’s ruling grants Spanish dads the same rights as the mother of their child to leave work up to twice a day for a total of an hour or to shorten their workday by 30 minutes for the first nine months of the baby’s life.

The court called the law “an unjustified discrimination on grounds of sex” in that fathers weren’t granted breastfeeding leave in the same instances as women were.

Socialism or Justice?

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harry_palmer October 1, 2010 at 10:40 am

My dad refused to breastfeed me. He said he hadn't known me long enough.

BaldarTFlagass October 1, 2010 at 10:43 am

I didn't know that man-boobs were so prevalent in Europe.

Kidneys4Sale October 1, 2010 at 10:51 am

Moobs or GTFO!

JMPEsq October 1, 2010 at 10:43 am

Stan: It's every man's right to have babies if he wants them.
Reg: But you can't have babies.
Stan: Don't you oppress me.
Reg: Where's the fetus going to gestate? You going to keep it in a box?

BaldarTFlagass October 1, 2010 at 10:59 am

No one expects the Spanish Impregnation!!

NothingMissing October 1, 2010 at 10:54 am

Next thing, men are going to demand equal access to all those European topless beaches.

TanzbodenKoenig October 1, 2010 at 11:03 am

You can milk anything with a nipple

harry_palmer October 1, 2010 at 11:12 am

Fox News has certainly proved that with Sarah Palin.

DoctorAwesomus October 1, 2010 at 11:09 am

*blinks a lot*

Monsieur_Grumpe October 1, 2010 at 11:17 am

A new twist on the old “You can’t get blood from a turnip” cliché.

charlesdegoal October 1, 2010 at 11:21 am

It doesn't say the man has to use his own breasts. One you realize that, the possibilities are almost endless.

SayItWithWookies October 1, 2010 at 11:21 am

Mark Foley books vacation to Spain in 3…2…1…

CthuNHu October 1, 2010 at 11:33 am

In other news, the European Union Court of Justice has ruled that all women's restrooms must contain urinals.

prommie October 1, 2010 at 12:31 pm

You know, I practice breast-feeding regularly, but I can't ever get any milk to come out, no matter how much I suckle.

And that reminds me of one of the saddest things about growing old, its the realization, there comes a day, it will come to you, it comes to all of us, there comes a day, when as you are there enjoying the joy of having a nipple in your mouth, you suddenly realize, that you can't tell whether those hairs you feel are your nostril hairs or her nipple hairs.

BaldarTFlagass October 1, 2010 at 12:52 pm

You might consider growing a mustache.

Lascauxcaveman October 1, 2010 at 12:59 pm

We've got the cutest home video of my (then) 4-month old daughter and me at the beach, where I'm cradling her in my arms and she rolls her head over and just starts sucking away.

She's 15 now, so whenever I feel like embarrassing the hell out her, I cue that one up.

Monsieur_Grumpe October 1, 2010 at 2:02 pm

That’ll warp just about any young mind. She’ll probably grow to be serial killer, politician or a musician.

Lascauxcaveman October 1, 2010 at 4:02 pm

My parents use to love to show the old home movies of 8-month-old Me on a blanket, in the backyard, just stone cold grabbin' and munchin' a big Daddy Long Legs.

Gopherit October 1, 2010 at 4:56 pm

As one wonkateer to another: You need to find a higher class of tranny.

axmxz October 1, 2010 at 12:33 pm

Well, if you live in a communist country, you might as well learn how to milk the system.

RandyAyn October 1, 2010 at 4:15 pm

i wouldn't mind breast feeding for an hour a day. And I'm not even hungry.

transfatz October 2, 2010 at 5:46 am


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