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To think this is NOT funny?

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MikeOxardInTheSnow Fri 25-Jan-13 09:12:29

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=557110590984258&set=a.377232688972050.101915.342559202439399&type=1&theater

I don't know what I'm doing with links, but if it doesn't work, it's a photo of a bunch of men caressing their beer bellies in the way pregnant women cuddle their unborn babies, in an 'hilarious' pisstake.

Am I the only one who doesn't get why this is so amusing? I'm told I'm taking it too seriously and can't take a joke, but I don't think one section of society should have to take being a running joke tbh, especially not at their most vulnerable.

These people have no idea about the experience and physical and emotional difficulties of pregnancy, and their show of insensitivity and ignorance is irritating to me. AIBU?

merlottits Fri 25-Jan-13 09:25:40

I have read your OP 3 times and you officially sound off your rocker.

Since when does pregnancy have to be deadly serious?
When have this section of society become a running joke?

Insensitivity? Ignorance?

This has got to be most pearl-clutchy post I have ever read on MN.

Sorry, I think the men are taking the piss out of themselves not pregnant women.

Catchingmockingbirds Fri 25-Jan-13 09:25:52

I'm pregnant with a big bump, I still found it funny. Yabu sorry.

This thread is reminding me of the episode of The Young Ones where Vyvyan is pregnant grin

merlottits Fri 25-Jan-13 09:26:37

Oh God I fell for it didn't I? Whoops!

Catchingmockingbirds Fri 25-Jan-13 09:27:08

And I have SPD too, still chuckled at the pics.

PickledInAPearTree Fri 25-Jan-13 09:27:13

I'm 37 weeks now - I'm not great at being pregnant get down hormonal and all that not a bloomer.

I don't feel vulnerable but I do feel like shite.

But the pictures aren't making fun of people like me. They are big fat hairy men doing Demi moores and I fund them funny.

I don't think pregnant women are a sub species that need to be protected from light hearted stuff like this.

squeakytoy Fri 25-Jan-13 09:27:15

A trip or fall can be serious to anyone! pregnant or not.

WorraLiberty Fri 25-Jan-13 09:29:06

In lots of ways! Emotionally, you have hormones all over the place. I know it doesn't affect everyone but I had SPD and had very limited mobility and was in a lot of pain. A trip or fall could be very serious when pregnant, when the same tumble would be nothing to a non-pg person

What does that have to with some fat guys in a photo, posing for a laugh? confused

Society has become humourless enough without searching for things to be offended by.

Catchingmockingbirds Fri 25-Jan-13 09:29:30

If you were offended by those pics then this link will send you over the edge; www.telegraph.co.uk/women/mother-tongue/9824535/Men-scream-in-agony-during-labour-simulation.html

AngelWreakinHavoc Fri 25-Jan-13 09:31:31

It made me laugh. They are not taking the piss out of pregnant Women at all, They are taking the piss out of themselves.
I think the one on the bottom left is hilarious grin

squeakytoy Fri 25-Jan-13 09:33:15

The only way it could possibly be seen as taking the piss, is due to the never ending number of heavily pregnant z list "celebs" who think the whole world is desperate to see them copying Demi Moore..

MikeOxardInTheSnow Fri 25-Jan-13 09:35:20

Hmm. Well I'm not usually a miserable bastard, or pearl-clutch, at all! But 2 pages of unanimous YABUs doesn't look good...

In my defence, I had fucking horrendous pregnancies, and have been subject to serious sexual discrimination (told I could not have a job because it was a 'man's' job, and it was given to a man with no qualifications or experience over me even though I had a few years experience of the job and a relevant degree and post-grad qualification)! So I suppose I am a bit humourless when I see anything that gives the impression of belittling women.

BatCave Fri 25-Jan-13 09:35:40

Not offended, I think you've read way too much into it.

I am slightly disturbed by men tucking willys between their legs, but I think that's just me grin

expatinscotland Fri 25-Jan-13 09:36:07

I find it funny.

Flobbadobs Fri 25-Jan-13 09:36:12

You're right OP, it's not funny. It's hilarious and you've reminded me of my DH striking the very same pose at me when I was pg!
YABU.

squeakytoy Fri 25-Jan-13 09:38:41

But it isnt "belittling" anyone!

MikeOxardInTheSnow Fri 25-Jan-13 09:39:54

Catchingmockingbirds That story I don't have a problem with! I'm glad they stopped before they had to push a golf ball out of their penises or something though!

BupcakesAndCunting Fri 25-Jan-13 09:42:16

I don't think it's very funny just because it's not my sense of humour, tbh.

What I got from it was that they were cradling their beer bellies with the same pride that a woman would cradle their pregnant stomachs i.e that the beer belly is their baby?

AngelWreakinHavoc Fri 25-Jan-13 09:42:44

Catchingmockingbirds shock grin

YorkshireDeb Fri 25-Jan-13 09:43:12

Try looking at it again op, with the things that have been said in your mind. Can you see it differently? Can you see the silly Demi mooreness of it or their pride it their well cultivated beer bellies? X

MikeOxardInTheSnow Fri 25-Jan-13 09:43:48

But it isnt "belittling" anyone! Isn't it, you sure?! It seems to me a bit 'haha, look this is like being pregnant'. And that's not what it's like at all - it's not just having a big belly and posing for pictures, that's what I find quite insulting I suppose.

YABU, I think that's rather funny personally.

squeakytoy Fri 25-Jan-13 09:44:34

I am quite sure.

YorkshireDeb Fri 25-Jan-13 09:45:52

Do you find it equally offensive seeing celebs posing like that then? X

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