A Danish politician claimed she was told her baby daughter was ‘not welcome’ in the parliament’s main chamber.
Far-right speaker Pia Kjaersgaard allegedly ordered Conservative politician Mette Abildgaard to remove her five-month-old baby from the room.
The mother, who is in her 30s, said she had never brought her daughter to work before, but she had to so that day because her father could not take care of her.
And Mr. Speaker is absolutely right. When did it become acceptable for mommies to bring their brats into everywhere? (I don’t even like seeing young children in bars, and the thought of a baby in the Parliament building… good grief.)
And the mommy in question had the absolute gall to say this:
Mrs Abildgaard also added she is entitled to a year’s maternity leave with full salary from the Parliament.
And you didn’t take it… why? Surely the whole point of maternity leave is so that by the time it ends, the parent is capable of leaving the child in the care of someone not its parent.
This is total bullshit. Maternity is a wonderful thing — but it’s not everything, and proud parents need to get a grip on that fact and realize that the world doesn’t revolve around them and their offspring.
Is it too early for gin?