So I had a totally different article planned for this week that involved big sunglasses, jeans, and the fact that my ass would never be the same after childbirth. Then Friday night my husband was going out for boys night so I bought treats and a magazine to enjoy while I watched HGTV until my eyes bled. The magazine I bought was everything I wanted on a Friday night. New clothes, make up, and a few so-called “feminist articles” to make the magazine feel like we support the sisterhood!
On the cover of the magazine are Kate Hudson and Gennifer Goodwin, so I flipped to the article about their movie…and then I flipped out!!! The article (written by a woman by the way) does nothing but glorify how thin Kate Hudson is despite being six months pregnant. And while Kate gloats about not having bought one single maternity item our reporter tells us that Ginny (who is “so slight you could fit her in your pocket”) listens wide-eyed and rapt to Kate talk about how “thanks to morning sickness” she has only gained 11 pounds. It was like “Thin Porn.”
In the first paragraph alone I was exposed to “So Trim,” “So bikini ready,” “Your body is ridiculous,” and all in reference to a pregnant woman.
Sure we’ve been exposed all our lives to the media telling us that thin is the only way to true happiness but celebrating thinness during pregnancy actually made me sick.
The article was probably NOT how the conversation went between Ginny and Kate but the reporter felt THIS was the most important thing to focus on.
And this is a women’s magazine, written by women, for women. So then I asked myself why are we doing this to each other? What if we all just took a vow to stop making everything about weight? What if we make it about health and happiness and let the rest of this garbage fall to the bottom of a sinkhole where it belongs?
We can’t control what other people write, but Nicole and I are taking a vow right here and now to STOP the over glorification of thin. It doesn’t mean I can’t talk about how my ass will never be the same after my baby. Because when I finally publish that article you’ll see that I when I look at my beautiful daughter I DON’T CARE that my ass has changed.
Please enjoy these pictures of me gloriously fat, happy, and pregnant with my baby girl!