For once, I'm not talking about politicians. I'm talking about actual babies.
Is it just me or has the media become completely baby obsessed?
British couple have little girl; girl is 15 and boy is 13.
American womyn has octuplets. And they debate whether it was allowed.
And then there's Hollywood....
We had Jamie Lynn. Then Bristol Palin. Then they discussed the difference between the coverage of both. And don't forget Juno!
And of course, there's always the Brangelina brood. And then, they debated whether the octuplet womyn was obsessed with Angelina.
Hollyweird considered questions like: Is Suri Cruise too old to be drinking from a bottle? Is Salma Hayek addicted to breast feeding?
Don't get me wrong. I think it's important to pose questions about motherhood, constructions of motherhood, views of young motherhood and the like. These ideas, debates and discussions need to happen.
But everywhere I look, it's fucking babies! babies! babies! and I'm not seeing critical analysis. I'm seeing baby bump crazes and high-horse right (and left) wing pundits casting judgement on people whose stories and lives they know nothing about.
The only substantial thing I get about all of this, is that the concept of "choice" is a hell of a lot more nuanced than it initially appears.
And that giving birth to 8 babies looks really uncomfortable.