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Hilarious Comment

On my What Doesn't Feel Right, Isn't post from 2009, I just got this comment:

"giving birth is a woman's duty and her burden. get used to it, get over it and get on with it."

Yeah, right.

Reader Comments (8)

That IS hilarious. How pathetic.

July 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbri

Wow. To me it's an enormous privilege. So far from a burden, it's not funny.

July 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

$10 bucks this guy is Quiverful.

July 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWendyLou


July 6, 2011 | Registered CommenterNavelgazing Midwife

wake up and smell the contraception, dude.

July 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAdrienne

Wow-ee! If birth is a burden, then baby keep piling it on! Close to one year on from my VBAC I'm still on a birth high...sounds more like a glorious,transformative privilege to me. Haha, what a goose!

July 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarmel

I don't think it is contradictory for a duty and burden also to be a glorious transformative privilege. Jesus said "My yoke is easy and my burden light" and that is not because He did not ask anything difficult! It is because the burden is born with love and love is gi ven to bear it.

Certainly every day of every pregnancy is not going to feel glorious and transformative. Some days one is going to feel as if the whole world is colored by nausea, or like a lumbering hippo. Love of the anticipated child, perhaps love of the child's father, lets one embrace even those states as transformative even if not glorious at the moment.

I don't know in what spirit the comment was made but this is the spirit in which I would take it.
Susan Peterson

July 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSusan Peterson

Nice thoughts Susan :)
I guess for me personally even the nausea and hippo like nature of pregnancy was glorious to me as we had three miscarriages between bub one and bub two...and I was really focusing on the birth aspect in my previous comment. I took the comment differently, of course my reaction is coloured by my own experiences.

July 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarmel

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