Mila Kunis is mad as hell and she’s not gonna take it anymore.
The actress went on Jimmy Kimmel’s show with a group of pregnant women taking a stand against couples saying, “We’re pregnant”, pointing out that the expectant father isn’t actually pregnant and thus, isn’t fair to label a couple as pregnant, when it’s really just the woman.
Here’s what she said:
Hello, I’m Mila Kunis, with a very special message for all you soon-to-be fathers,. Stop saying, “We’re pregnant.’” You’re not pregnant!
Do you have to squeeze a watermelon-sized person out of your lady-hole? No.
Are you crying alone in your car listening to a stupid Bette Midler song? No.
When you wake up and throw up, is it because you’re nurturing a human life? No.
It’s because you had too many shots of tequila. Do you know how many shots of tequila we had? None. Because we can’t have shots of tequila.
We can’t have anything because we’ve got your little love goblin growing inside of us. All you did was roll over and fall asleep.
As someone who doesn’t have kids, isn’t planning to have kids, and has never been pregnant, I see her point. It’s a little weird. I understand that men want to support their pregnant wives/girlfriends, but they’re technically not pregnant, and by saying “we’re pregnant”, it sort of takes a lot of the glory away from the actual pregnant woman, considering how much she has to do and go through. (Sidenote: I don’t think I could ever be pregnant. I don’t know how you ladies do it.) I would appreciate my husband/boyfriend for his support, but yeah, I might find it a little strange if he ran around announcing, “We’re pregnant!”.
Maybe it’s petty, but it does seem a little unfair. There’s so much a woman has to give up when she gets pregnant; favorite foods, favorite bad habits, and general comfort. Can’t we just let her be the pregnant one?
I’m not saying that she’s doing all the work in the relationship — support is very important, from emotional support to just being the person who runs out for 3 AM ice cream cravings. But if you want to break it down technically, she is the one growing the baby.
I don’t know; perhaps I’m being too sensitive about this. What do you think? Is it fair to call an expecting couple “pregnant”? Do you side with Mila on this one?
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Almie Rose is a writer from Los Angeles. She has a blog, Apocalypstick. In addition to Dating & Hookup she also writes for Hello Giggles, The Frisky, Thought Catalog, and Genlux Magazine. Her book, I Forgot To Be Famous, is out now. You can follow her on twitter @apocalypstick. Her favorite pastime is eating and drinking and sleeping and then eating again.
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