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To think this is NOT funny?

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

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?

pictish Fri 25-Jan-13 10:58:24

Hey OP - don't be sad. We all of us have our sticking points. That's fine...but we mustn't be resentful that others don't share them too.

I'm sorry your pregnancies were so tough for you. xxx

NotADragonOfSoup Fri 25-Jan-13 10:58:51


The only people it's belittling, if anyone, is paunchy men who drink too much.

10storeylovesong Fri 25-Jan-13 10:59:21

sacred not scared

I'm currently 25 weeks into a horrific pregnancy where I've been in and out of hospital with heavy bleeding and told that I'll be lucky to make it to 28 weeks and will definitely go into Prem labour.

I'm currently home alone on complete bed rest... These photos have just brightened up my morning! They're taking the piss out of themselves and slebs! I'm more offended by the recent pregnant photos of Imogen (whatshername?!)

RandallPinkFloyd Fri 25-Jan-13 11:03:38

Hey, don't worry about it OP, so you're a bit over sensitive, hardly crime of the century.

ScramblyEgg Fri 25-Jan-13 11:08:07

Hi OP, I'm going to go against the grain and sort of agree with you on this one.

I don't find the photos offensive now, and I don't think they're taking the piss out of pregnant women, but when I was pregnant & suffering from antenatal depression they might have upset me.

MikeOxardInTheSnow Fri 25-Jan-13 11:13:50

sacred not scared - oops, oh yeah!

Thanks to those to expressed understanding of my oversensitivity, even though IWBU.

Lukat Fri 25-Jan-13 11:19:34

Get a grip!!! More very important things to worry about!

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Fri 25-Jan-13 12:35:30

Sorry about the cake thread ref - was a jokey nc one which was deleted.

I thought yours might be of the same ilk but now I feel bad blush.

PickledInAPearTree Fri 25-Jan-13 13:16:34

I cried for an hour yesterday mike because I dropped a bottle. I can imagine a day when 12 hairy fat naked men might provoke a similar reaction! I'm nearly 38 wks and can't wait for it to be over!!

HeadfirstForHalos Fri 25-Jan-13 13:48:28

Those photo's have just made me laugh! grin

I've had 4 difficult pregnancies and births, but you can't let it make you miserable!

YABU, it's funny and taking the piss out of beer bellies, not pregnancy.

Yfronts Fri 25-Jan-13 13:56:25

I love the photos - v funny

Emilythornesbff Fri 25-Jan-13 14:12:26

I can see what u mean. It's not actually funny IMO, and there's is something about men hijacking that "pregnant female" imagery that if you want it to could be annoying (the facial expressions indicate that they're taking the piss IMO). But I don't find it offensive (and I'm about two hundred weeks pregnant). I think in some ways we are potentially vulnerable during pregnancy, feeling protective of fetus, being fucking enormous having a new shape, slwoing down and being and out of step with our usual selves.

But I guess lots of women don't feel that way and might even feel stringers during pregnancy. (these could be all the women my DH refers to when he states that most women love being pregnant)
Hormonal much, moi???

Emilythornesbff Fri 25-Jan-13 14:13:09

Stringers??? I meant stronger of course.

nefertarii Fri 25-Jan-13 15:30:51

op just because you felt vulnerable when pg, its doesn't make pregnant women vulnerable. And suggesting theyvamongstcthr most vulnerable could be taken as insulting.

Especially when there kids in this country who are abused or their parents don't know where to get their next meal from, or don't have anywhere warm to sleep. There are many groups of people who are more vulnerable than a pg woman who feels she is vulnerable.

Booboostoo Fri 25-Jan-13 16:19:16

Pregnancy hormones can really screw with you, I sympathise...(it's funny though, sorry!).

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