Spanish Dads Get Breastfeeding Vacation

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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  1. JMPEsq

    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?

  2. charlesdegoal

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

  3. CthuNHu

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

  4. prommie

    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.

    1. Lascauxcaveman

      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.

      1. Monsieur_Grumpe

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

        1. Lascauxcaveman

          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.

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