European Member of Parliament Takes Her Baby To Work

Sep 27, 2010 7 comments

Licia Ronzulli, an MEP from Italy, took her seven-week old daughter Victoria to work at the European parliament this week at Strasbourg. And this wasn’t even Take-Your-Child-to-Work day. She kept her baby carefully cradled against her in a sling and occasionally leant to kiss her on the forehead. Photographs of Ronzulli cradling her daughter in a sling as she voted on proposals to improve women's employment rights were broadcast around the world and published in newspapers from the US to Vietnam.

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While this might be a rare spectacle for many, the EU assembly is no stranger to young guests. In the previous legislature Danish MEP Hanne Dahl took her baby into the chamber once – and into the weekly meetings of the conference of presidents, the male-dominated club of the parliament's political chiefs, several times. The German MEP Hiltrud Breyer breast-fed regularly at meetings of the environment committee!

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  1. how can she take her little baby to work... ;/

  2. this is the best mom..i never see this happen in my country...hihihi

  3. I don't see anything wrong with it myself. A happy employee is a hard working and dedicated employee.

  4. This is amasing!! If only the world understood that this is the way forwards

  5. this is precious to see, feminism is the way forward.

  6. G-d love her(and the baby. I think this practice should be considered in Canadian Federal and Provincial legislatures too.
    Mr. Blair M. Phillips

  7. and then the baby cried and the assembly was halted. The next day every mother brought their child in. and government ceased to operate.
    When asked why she didn't stay home on mat leave she replied (i dont feel like it).
    when asked why the other women didnt leave their kids with the daycare paid for by taxes they replied (cause i didnt feel like it)
    when people ask why the government isn't doing anything, we can point to feminists that think men and women are equal, when we clearly are not.


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