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Old 10-27-2017, 04:31 PM
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A Wisconsin councilwoman is fighting for her right to breastfeed during legislative sessions after her fellow elected officials voted to ban all children which includes her baby from sitting in on meetings because she tried to nurse.

Catherine Emmanuelle, who was elected to the Eau Claire City Council in 2013, returned to her position shortly after giving birth and chose to sit in the public seating area during meetings so she could nurse her baby. But she quickly found that it was difficult to do her job.
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泥uring these times, I did not have access to a microphone, ability to ask questions, engage in debate, offer amendments, or have face-to-face contact when citizens were addressing the council, Emmanuelle explained on Facebook on Monday, ahead of the vote. 的t has become clear that in order to effectively govern, and effectively parent my child, I cannot continue to sit away from my legislative seat when I need to take care of/nurse my baby.
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Emmanuelle had previously hoped to make it through the meetings without leaving to nurse or pump breast milk, but found it was too painful, and the milk often leaked and calcified. Emmanuelle met with an attorney to confirm that she has the right to breastfeed on the central dais, where the councilpeople sit, as she is not officially an employee she holds this position in addition to a full-time job. Wisconsin law allows women to breastfeed in any location public or private.
thing is if men would do their job, women wouldn't have to
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Default Re: Wisconsin Councilwoman Banned from Breastfeeding During Sessions: 選 Need to Take

The thread title is misleading, since the main point is that children were banned from legislative sessions, which makes sense in most workplaces. So she was breastfeeding; I was, too when I had a job, and I came home at lunch to do it. There's no reason for her to be treated any differently than other breastfeeding women who have jobs and can't take their children to work.
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Default Re: Wisconsin Councilwoman Banned from Breastfeeding During Sessions: 選 Need to Take

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thing is if men would do their job, women wouldn't have to
What exactly does your statement mean?
Are you suggesting that men control all government activities so that women can be at home with the children?
That sounds kind of sexist.
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thing is if men would do their job, women wouldn't have to
Men cannot breastfeed.
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Men cannot breastfeed.
THEY CAN BE COUNCILMEN
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the thread title is misleading, since the main point is that children were banned from legislative sessions, which makes sense in most workplaces. So she was breastfeeding; i was, too when i had a job, and i came home at lunch to do it. There's no reason for her to be treated any differently than other breastfeeding women who have jobs and can't take their children to work.
she did all the pumping and going home; didnt work for her; you would agree all children are different; all pregnancies and postpartum are different
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THEY CAN BE COUNCILMEN
So what does that mean?
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which was snarky however true.
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