Daniel Álvarez de Blas
In fact, there is neither paternity nor father.
From January 1st to December 31st, the birth of a new being, including those who, by right thrown out of the ballot box, will have the privilege of sitting in one of the blue seats of the lower house, will generate in favour of the employed person who is a parent other than the mother the obligation to suspend their employment relationship for four weeks and, whether they want it or not, uninterruptedly, full-time and immediately after delivery.
During that forced period of four weeks, what has been called a parent other than the mother, will also have to behave as if it were a spouse.
Once this obligation to rest during the four weeks immediately after delivery has been fulfilled, the parent other than the mother may enjoy another eight weeks that may be distributed in an accumulated or interrupted manner between the end of the mandatory suspension and the date on that the child turns twelve months (I allow myself not to say son or daughter).
I have searched for the word father in the current wording of the Workers' Statute and it does not appear even once. Only in article 7, written in the most rancid fascistoid and heteropatriarchal style, does the word “parents” appear to discuss the ability to contract for those over 16 and under 18.
I imagine that what has begun today will not allow the maintenance of such an affront and will be modified so outdated and nothing progressive way to refer to parents for, following the path of Royal Decree-Law 6/2019 approved by our brand new president of government, to ensure that the word father does not even appear.
I pray that the new government does not force my children to call me a parent other than a mother.