People are ‘bump shaming’ Meghan Markle for getting bigger during pregnancy


meghan markle baby bump

Meghan Markle is pregnant and due in spring 2019.
People are analyzing the size of her baby bump, even speculating that she might be having twins.
Pregnancy is not an invitation to scrutinize or comment on women’s bodies.

Even before Meghan Markle announced her pregnancy, fans and interviewers alike were asking intrusive questions about when she and Prince Harry were going to have kids. Now that she’s pregnant, people can’t stop talking about the size of her baby bump.

It seems that the Duchess of Sussex’s baby bump has “officially popped” and grown larger, igniting speculation that she might be having twins, or that her due date is earlier than expected.

Meghan Markle shows off ‘HUGE’ baby bump on night out – fans CONVINCED she’s having TWINS https://t.co/I8Ue4hXI4O pic.twitter.com/KjKEzpQsKv

— Daily Star (@Daily_Star) December 4, 2018

It’s one thing to pay attention to Markle’s style — the outfits she chooses sell out instantly and even create new jobs at small companies due to increased demand. But it’s another to scrutinize her body or “bump shame” her for getting bigger.

She’s pregnant. Pregnant people’s bumps often increase in size. This should be news to no one.

Pregnancy is not an invitation to scrutinize or comment on women’s bodies, even if they’re in the public eye.

Author and feminist Chimamanda Nogozi Adichie kept her pregnancy to herself to avoid such unsolicited attention, only revealing that she was breastfeeding in a 2016 interview with The Financial Times.

“I have some friends who probably don’t know I was pregnant or that I had a baby,” she said. “I just feel like we live in an age when women are supposed to perform pregnancy. We don’t expect fathers to perform fatherhood.”

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Source:: Business Insider

      

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