I’m sure any woman reading this will have an understanding of the ways in which we are shamed. We are shamed for how we dress, how we work, how we speak, how much we drink wine (ahem) Every little aspect of our lives is under scrutiny, all the time.
As a mother, this increases. Had to have a c-section? You failure. Didn’t breastfeed? Disgusting. Your child is eating purée from a jar? Don’t you know that’s poison? Shame, shame, shame.
This has been preying on my mind this week after the indomitable Mrs Kardashian West decided to post a picture of herself looking rather naked on Instagram. Usually the doings and goings of said Mrs KW are not of any particular interest to me – each to their own and all that, but then I noticed that a lot of the usual haters were using the line “OMG, she’s a mother, she should be ashamed of herself!”
So now we should also model our behaviour around the future potential embarrassment of our children?!
How about we do what we want, when we want, and stop giving a crap what other people think of us. How about we raise our kids to not be judgemental little toerags?
Be as naked as you like Kim, and raise your kids to be unashamed and proud of their Mum, even if you did used to get your knockers & noonoo out for a living/attention/whatever.
Down with the Mum shaming!