Sopranos’ actress Jamie Lynn Sigler is pregnant and often photographed by paparazzi wearing a bikini. According to the LA Times, this makes her a “brave woman.”
Jamie-Lynn Sigler is one brave woman. She has no problems wearing a bikini while pregnant and being photographed in it — and actually prefers to be with child if she is going to be captured wearing said swimsuit.
“I would probably not be caught in a bikini otherwise, but when you’re pregnant, it is what it is!” the actress told People at her baby shower Wednesday. “However your body’s carrying is how your body’s carrying.”
Somebody get this woman a medal of honor or name a street after her. She dared to be photographed wearing a bikini. WHILE PREGNANT. How terribly, terribly brave. Are you readers doing okay? Or are you sobbing hysterically into a Kleenex because you can’t fathom the courage and bravery it took a very attractive actress who makes her living being attractive to be photographed while pregnant wearing a bikini? Will you be okay? Are you all planning to name your newborns Jamie Lynn now? This isn’t Jamie’s fault. She didn’t write the article. I’m sure she’s a swell gal. I’m sure she’s plenty brave in other aspects of her life. But this type of bullshit spewed by the media that pregnant women daring to show their bodies in public is a “brave” act has to stop.
You know what’s brave? Switching careers. Moving to a new city where you don’t know anyone. Getting a mastectomy. Leaving your abusive husband. Stopping a bar fight. Moving to India to work with slum children. Rosa Parks.
It’s not wearing a fucking bikini while pregnant.
Being pregnant is not some sort of handicap. A woman’s body is not less than because she is pregnant. I don’t care how pregnant she is, I don’t care how much pregnancy weight she has gained, I don’t care if she has gained 75 pounds of baby weight all in her ass. How a woman dresses while pregnant is not a sign of bravery, unless she is wearing a T-shirt that says:
I GOT KNOCKED UP BY MY ABUSIVE PARTNER AND I LEFT HIS ASS AND NOW I’M A SINGLE MOM AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS LOUSY T-SHIRT
We buy the magazines, we read the articles and by doing so we contribute to this bullshit notion that there is something WRONG with the way a woman looks when she is carrying a baby. That her body is wrong. That doing something miraculous like growing another set of eyes inside your body, another heart, is wrong.
You know what’s brave? The media continuing to have the sheer audacity to write bullshit like this and think women are stupid enough to buy into it.
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