I was spitting mad. My Facebook friends took the first round of my incoherent rage. I had been watching the telly waiting for the news of the new Prince when a show clip, and I didn’t catch the full report, if that is what one can call it, the clip went on about how long it was going to take the Duchess to lose her baby bump. It was an American Television Doctor, and a woman to boot, going on about Kate’s Baby Bump and how long it was going to take her to regain her figure. I was gobsmacked. Shocked. Outraged. What idiotic nonsense. How cruel and how stupid. Kate had just given birth and this was not even twenty-four hours on. Surely a Doctor should know that it takes nine months for a stomach to stretch to hold a new life…isn’t that more important than your waist size the day you step out of hospital?
Shouldn’t the media be asking, how is the new mum doing, how is the baby doing, not what diet or fitness regime will she be trying.
It got worse as the week went on, the rags, whose names I won’t give free publicity to, but are more photographs than words, had the same idiotic attack on her figure. When is this going to stop? I am not sure what the remedy to this is…I’m still spitting mad.
Leave the Baby Bump alone!
Thumbs down to all the editors and publishers who push this nonsense.
Thumbs down to all the television presenters, and diet coaches who were selling ” ditch the baby fat ” diets when Kate Middleton hadn’t even left the hospital.
Well said: Jo Swinson, Minister for women and equalities.
“She is being elected to meet impossible standards. The discussion of Kate’s weight shows just how extreme society’s obsessions with women’s bodies looking perfect has become. At a time when new mums are focused on building bonds with their newborns the media unhelpfully churns out a set of impossible standards on losing baby weight within ridiculous time frames. We need to move away from the idea that women have to shed their baby weight quickly and that they’re failing somehow if they don’t. “
Just in case
FYI to the editors who don’t know this yet…twenty four hours after giving birth is too soon to shed nine months of creation. Grow up.