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Monday, November 9, 2015

Breast-feeding in Parliament


Dr Heinz Strabismus, Professor Emeritus of Clinical Pathology at the University of Arnis, Schleswig-Fleisburg, commented yesterday on the reported suggestion that breast-feeding should be permitted in the Australian House of Representatives.
ʽIs the necessary and natürliche thing in todayʼs politischen Lebenʼ, he wrote. ʽIt must be demanded to take this further. The changing of babies must be permitted, with the Dump-Bins readily accessible for the disposal of Abfallstoffe. Moreover, since the bodily functions are now increasingly zulässig, why should we not renew the custom as in Imperial Rome of installing rows of Wasser-Schränke [water-closets] so that the Government may be carried on without the necessity to leave the Chamber for natural functions? There may be some difficulty when a member suddenly wishes to rise to comment on discussion, but it is undoubted that a tactful aversion of the eyes would be emploued by honourable members whose own business is incomplete. ʼ
It is understood that the Herr Professor has written privately to both the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition pressing them for their opinions.
-           Zeitung des Stillens, Arnis, November 10.

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