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Oh Gag Me!

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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Dedication of Britney "giving birth" statue.

From the article...


"Britney provides inspiration for those struggling with the 'right choice'," said artist Daniel Edwards, recipient of a 2005 Bartlebooth award from London's The Art Newspaper. "She was number one with Google last year, with good reason --- people are inspired by the beauty of a pregnant woman," said Edwards.


Seriously...apart from all the other issues I have with this...I'll stick with these two...

1.) You can seriously tell me that you can't find a better role model for young mothers than Britney? In a nano-second I can point out Reese Witherspoon and Kate Winslet.

2.) Umm...hello...giving birth "naturally" on all fours? (which would require an unmedicated delivery.) That's fantastic and all...but Britney had an elective c-section because she didn't want to go through the "pain" and "trauma" of a vaginal delivery.

So again, I say "oh gag me!"

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  1. Blogger Shna | 4:55 PM |  

    Aside from Britney being a very poor choice for the "right choice" that is the creepiest statue ever. I mean really what's with the bear skin rug? Gag me and all.

  2. Blogger Sara | 7:37 PM |  

    Omg, THANK YOU!!!

    I saw the article earlier, and my first thought was "Have they already forgotten she had a c-sec???" I don't think they allow for that position while they are cutting you open.

  3. Blogger one smarmy mama | 10:04 AM |  

    !!

    Hi, I stumbled upon your blog and I'm so happy to find another like minded mama!!! I woulda never thought it!
    :)

  4. Blogger Tina | 10:17 AM |  

    Freaking elective c-section? Barf is right!

  5. Anonymous Jax | 4:40 AM |  

    story on the bbc about this:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/4856508.stm

    I think it's a horrid statue and why do we have to make giving birth a sexualised moment? What's wrong with showing how it actually happens rather than the standard "ER" woman strapped to bed on her back or some idealised bearskin rug moment?

    Ooh, I could rant...

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