After having her decision to breastfeed her newborn daughter while at work last week labelled as “grandstanding,” Senator Larissa Waters has hit back, telling one publication to “get over it.”
Sharing a screenshot to Facebook on Sunday, the 40-year-old Greens Senator wrote, “Trolls don’t usually bother me, but I had to say something about this, for all breastfeeding mums.”
Alongside the message was a screenshot of an article published on The Gold Coast Bulletin that said Waters' decision to breastfeed her four-month-old daughter, Alia, while in the senate was a "spectacle" and asked how "grandstanding" tactics such as feeding an infant unable to feed itself was helping the people of Queensland.
"Feeding a hungry baby is not grandstanding and it’s certainly not a spectacle," Waters wrote, adding, "Women have always worked and reared children, whether that work was paid in the workplace or unpaid in the home. Get over it."
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In May, Waters made history as the first woman to ever breastfeed in the Senate, and again last week, when she put forward a motion while feeding Alia.
Sadly, the Bulletin's comments weren't the only hate Waters has received since the historic event took place.
"Not a good look," one disparaging comment Waters shared read. "You may think its clever but believe me Waters will be remembered in politics as the dumb b**** with the big tits with an ego that was five feet in front of her brains."
Thankfully though, it appears Waters is not letting the voices of a few drown out the support from the many.
“So proud that my daughter Alia is the first baby to be breastfed in the federal Parliament!" Waters tweeted in May, adding, "We need more women and parents in Parliament."