Friday, May 14, 2010

Jillian Michaels - Really, I'm not offended

It appears that Jillian Michaels opened her cake tofu hole and promptly stuck her foot in it.  Or, the media twisted what she said just to create some drama.  If you wanna read the story on parentdish, here it is.

It's not that she did or didn't say that "pregnancy ruins your body" that bothers me.  It's this:

"I don't feel that pregnancy ruins a body at all, and I was really upset that an entire community of women felt hurt by what I allegedly said," she continued in the Momlogic post. "So much has been misconstrued and taken out of context. I do expect that from the media, so I don't really care about that. But what I DO care about is moms. So if moms or women out there feel betrayed at all, that matters to me. Moms are incredibly important to me."

Somewhere out there exists a community of mom's that are hurt by her reported statement?  Huh. 

I'm not hurt or betrayed by that statement, maybe because it's the TRUTH.  Someone show me a case study or some empirical evidence that pregnancy actually IMPROVES the look of your body.  Once I see that, then maybe I can feel hurt or betrayed, and then maybe women everywhere will rush to get pregnant just so that they can look better afterwards.  The way I see it, pregnancy does "ruin" parts of your body for most women.  My belly button will never be the same, I don't have stretchies, but I have a scar, and the skin on my stomach will never be as firm as it was.  Those things definitely aren't an improvement by any means.  And, just because I agree that pregnancy causes some parts of the anatomy to hit the skids doesn't mean that it isn't worth it a hundred times over.

It's sooo worth all of the differences and changes in not only my physical body, but my psyche and spirit.

So, Miss Michaels, I'm not offended.  I happen to agree with the statement whether you said it or not.


mandacait said...

Absolutely. I have certainly never heard someone say "Thank God for pregnancy, it takes those stretch marks away, lickity split!"

Sonora said...

That is so true! It does change certain parts of your body, but I agree so much with you in saying that it is worth all of the differences and changes. I'm not offended either. :)

LeeAnn said...

I have had two c-sections and I can guarantee you that my belly will NEVER look like it did 3 years ago. But that's OK with me because it is worth it.

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