Hey! Did you hear the news? Victoria Beckham is a bad mother. She carried her child in her arms while walking in stiletto heels. Some commenters think that women shouldn’t wear shoes like that when they are pregnant. Some commenters think that walking in those shoes could cause her to trip and drop the baby. Some commenters think that there weren’t enough blankets wrapped around the baby. Therefore Victoria Beckham is a bad mother.
Hey! Did you hear the news? Sarah Palin is a bad mother. Someone told Joe McGinnis that she can’t cook and someone else said they went into the kitchen once and there was burnt mac and cheese on the stove and the girls were trying to open a package of ramen noodles. And do you know where Palin was? She was upstairs in her bedroom. Therefore Sarah Palin is a bad mother.
Hey! Did you hear the news? Emily Deschanel is a bad mother. She won’t give up being a vegan and start eating meat again now she is pregnant. Many commenters insist that although Deschanel looks radiantly healthy and has consulted top nutrition specialists, she shouldn’t be allowed to risk her unborn child’s health by eating differently than do they. Therefore Emily Deschanel is a bad mother.
Hey! Did you hear the news? Katie Holmes is a bad mother. She let her five-year-old daughter walk from the car to the door of the school wearing red lipstick. Some commenters also thought the little girl’s clothes were inappropriate for her age or for kindergarten. Therefore Katie Holmes is a bad mother.
Hey! Did you hear the news? Angelina Jolie is a bad mother. Some commenters think one of her daughters dresses too much like a boy. Some commenters don’t like the way another daughter wears her hair. Some commenters think Jolie only takes her children to parks, movies and museums in order for the PR. Therefore Angelia Jolie is a bad mother.
Hey! Did you hear the news? Every women is a bad mother. Either she is too fat or too thin. She either holds her child back or forces them to grow up too quickly. She is feeds them too much or too little. She doesn’t encourage them enough to pursue their talents or she is a stage mother living out her ambitions through her children. Therefore if you are a mother, you are doing it badly.
NOTE: The author is not interested in reading anyone’s opinions about any of the women mentioned in this piece. The point of this piece it is draw attention that to the fact that all mothers, everywhere, are constantly being scrutinized and judged by everyone.
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