In a world laded with societal and gender stereotypes, breaking the glass ceiling becomes the much-needed change we seek for. And, women, as you know, excel at doing so. It was just last month, Australian Senator became the first woman ever to breastfeed in the parliament. And, she’s added another first to her cap.
MP of Australian Parliament, Larissa Waters became the first woman to pass a motion while breastfeeding her three-month-old baby girl, Alia Joy.
— Lukas Coch (@cochl) June 22, 2017
On Thursday, Waters put forward a motion on Black Lung disease while cradling her daughter, Alia.
How family-friendly is the Australian parliament? Greens senator @larissawaters puts forward a motion on black lung disease while breastfeeding her baby daughter Alia Joy in the Senate on Thursday. In May, Alia made parliamentary history by becoming the first baby to be breastfed in the chamber • #auspol #australia #parliament #greens #larissawaters #mum #baby #joy
She took to Twitter to announce her ‘first’ yet again.
First time I've had to move a Senate motion while breastfeeding! And my partner in crime moved her own motion just before mine, bless her
— Larissa Waters (@larissawaters) June 22, 2017
She had done that, even when she became the first woman to breastfeed in the chamber.
— Larissa Waters (@larissawaters) May 9, 2017
This is the same Parliament, where back in 2009, Sarah Hanson-Young’s two-year-old daughter Kora was taken from her arms and taken away from the Senate chamber. They certainly come a long way, haven’t they?
In no time, Larissa became the talk of the social media and we can’t help but add to it. 🙂
Senator Larissa Waters you are the BEST THING IN POLITICS.
— Belinda Barnet (@manjusrii) June 22, 2017
Kudos to the likes of Waters who are pushing the envelope, the right way!
H/T: Daily Mail