Friday, January 30, 2009

Oh, puh-leeeze!!!

Gimme a break...

Obama baby bump watch begins

Excerpt:
"The American public simply seems to crave "pregnancy porn" -- tabloid photos of celebrities humanized by stretch marks and weight gain -- and so we search for it everywhere... it's hard not to see this renewed pregnancy gossip as part of the "momification of Michelle," a desire to cast her as the star of our new domestic soap opera. Everyone's watching, whether she likes it or not."

A good related article:

The momification of Michelle Obama

Anyone care to discuss?

4 comments:

  1. Let's think about this. Her daughters are 10 and 7. She's 44.

    Why are we even having this discussion. Never mind how rude it is to speculate about someone's reproductive status - I suspect we could safely say she's done.

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  2. So not being rail thin means you must be pregnant? Cause when a Hollywood celebrity can't fit in a sub zero size anymore, it's cause they're pregnant. Oh, brother.

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  3. In many ways, I'm glad the world is more open and so many more things are talked about publicly these days, like sexual orientation, cancer, and infertility to name a few.

    On the other hand, when I read stuff like this, I yearn for a time (long before my own lifetime, I admit) when privacy and modesty were valued and it was simply unacceptable to speculate on someone's reproductive life.

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  4. I saw this on the cover of one of the rag mags in the checkout and I had to just roll my eyes.

    It made me think of the Kennedy's in the White House. Jackie Kennedy lost a son while her husband was in office. I am not sure if having an entire country mourning with you would be a comfort or a completely horrific digging into a very raw, very painful wound. You're so in the public eye as it is - she was such a fashion icon in her time, and having people really scrutinizing you . . . it would make me crazy.

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