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AIBU to be over such “bravery”, “honesty” and “rawness”

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PaulHollywoodsSexGut Thu 08-Nov-18 16:44:59

Pregnancy and birth: Mum Clemmie Telford on candid Instagram images

Now before you start: this is why I don’t go on insta anymore. But this crap on the BBC? Feck off.

Am so fed up of this type of fawning pap - a woman got on the loo looking fed up in her birthday suit 40w gone and gets accolades for “speaking out” about the “honesty of that time”.

AIBU to just not care? AIBU to be fed up of having the cult of middle class motherhood rammed in my chops? Having been there twice before I didn't realise any “awareness” needed to be raised?

It’s just another freaking priveliged Professional Mother telling the rest of us what we already know and how AMAAAAZINGGGGG it is and how EMPOWEREDDD AND SPECIAL we all are.

Go away. Folk have been having and raising children for millennia. Stop packaging it to us like we’re missing out on “the expeeeeerienccccceee

PaulHollywoodsSexGut Thu 08-Nov-18 16:46:04

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MrsSpenserGregson Thu 08-Nov-18 16:47:29


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Racecardriver Thu 08-Nov-18 16:49:08

Buy it’s quite funny that they describe naked pooing pics as candid. When does one ever ‘candidly’ sit on the toilet stark naked wholesome else is in there with you snappzing pictures?

Surfinbird Thu 08-Nov-18 16:49:34

Nope I am with you completely on any privileged middle class woman deciding to be the next Face Of Real Motherhood. 🙄🙄🙄

I get awareness should be raised, but fuck me why is it only ever the middle class women who get a toilet shaped podium to stand on.

PaulHollywoodsSexGut Thu 08-Nov-18 16:54:47

And where does the line between scatacological tittilation and ART - RAW HONEST ART end?


[eats toffee crisp after deciding not to give a toss]

PaulHollywoodsSexGut Thu 08-Nov-18 19:45:23

Am I going mad or have the BBC deleted that story? My link no longer works!

DianaPrincessOfThemyscira Thu 08-Nov-18 19:47:01

It worked for me, maybe the bbc blocked you grin

I agree though.

Caprisunorange Thu 08-Nov-18 19:48:33

I completely agree OP 🤣 what a load of cack

PaulHollywoodsSexGut Thu 08-Nov-18 19:49:36

oh my goodness Diana, maybe you’re right! shock

gendercritter Thu 08-Nov-18 19:50:41

Not just instamums I am so over people being 'raw' and 'authentic.' They aren't. It's all for sponsorship or to get more followers. It's so fake.

Caprisunorange Thu 08-Nov-18 19:53:37

Exactly. Like those of us who don’t post photos of ourselves on the loo are ashamed of our pregnant bodies or something hmm

Lipstickandlashes Thu 08-Nov-18 19:54:32

"That look of strength and of tension about what's to come is written all across my face. I thought it was a powerful picture, but I hadn't given it much thought."

Hadn't you, dear? Really? Before filtering and carefully posting this utter, attention seeking bollocks?

OP, YANBU. We have jumped the fucking shark.

gruffalomom Thu 08-Nov-18 19:57:35

yanbu!! I thought exactly the same when i saw it this morning

Shitonthebloodything Thu 08-Nov-18 19:58:40

Fucking attention seeking bullshit of the highest order. Noone in the world needs to raise awareness of pregnancy, bore the fuck off with it.

FabulousTomatoes Thu 08-Nov-18 20:00:33

Totally agree.

Sat there with an all over tan in her swanky bathroom... gosh how tough things must have been for her 🙄

(Only jealous because when I was 40wks pg with dd2 I was living in a building site and hadn’t been on a foreign holiday for about five years!)

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Mumoftwoyoungkids Thu 08-Nov-18 20:17:14

”When the image came back, I wasn't sure if I liked it - but I respected it. I don't think you see many pregnancy shots that aren't contrived.”

Not contrived?!?!?! It was taken by a professional photographer.

I have a gazillion pregnancy photos that are “not contrived”. Here’s me 4 months pregnant at a friend’s birthday. Here’s me 6 months pregnant playing some game involving after eights on NYE. Photo of me pointing at the snow in our garden - oooh a big bump! Photo of me by snowman - oooh bump is still big. Photo of me doing a presentation at work - wow I look knackered - wonder if it has anything to do with the massive bump.

rosybell Thu 08-Nov-18 20:22:59

Baffled as to why she says 'you don't see many pregnancy shots that sent contrived' - that's one of the most contrived pregnancy photos I've seen!

AnyFucker Thu 08-Nov-18 20:26:20

Woman has a shit. Is pregnant.

Hold the fucking front page

VillersBretonneux Thu 08-Nov-18 20:26:24

This is news?

PaulHollywoodsSexGut Thu 08-Nov-18 20:26:45

I thought that too @rosybell and hoped it wasn’t a dig at those folk who go and do late pregnancy photoshoots and then return a few weeks later with the baby.

Whilst not my cup of tea at all they are usually very important to the parents and normally just for an audience of just them and/or very immediate family only.

Any sane person would understand the world doesn’t care about seeing your stretch marks and chuff when you’re bored and at term.

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