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Tabloids and tabloid-style reporting make me laugh.

Kate Middleton Pregnancy Rumors intensify.

(First of all, why are they still calling her Kate Middleton? How about Dutchess Catherine? Kate Windsor? Also, and this I honestly don't get - someone with more knowledge of royal titles enlighten me - if William is a prince, why isn't she a princess? I know he's a duke too, but you'd think the higher title would trump...?)

ANYWAY. This is funny:

Pregnancy rumours began earlier this month after the couple visited Denmark. The Duke of Cambridge gave his wife numerous meaningful looks, according to reporters who were there.

Royal watchers also took note that at one point, William put out his arm, as if to help her.

Because heaven forbid a man give his wife his arm, much less give her "meaningful looks." *headdesk*



Dec. 14th, 2011 02:08 pm (UTC)
I also like how there's this idea that she'd only need help if she were pregnant. Like when women get pregnant, they suddenly can't walk.

Have you ever noticed how often women in books become instantly weakly creatures when they're pregnant? I see that in Christian fiction a fair bit. =P
Dec. 14th, 2011 03:20 pm (UTC)
Not to encourage stereotypes, but some women DO start feeling weak and sometimes close to death (yeah, sounds dramatic, but when you're in the midst of it, it feels real!), and at times it happens within days of conceiving. Sometimes women are fine. I don't like them. :)
Dec. 14th, 2011 03:37 pm (UTC)
Yes, you're right. It seems like it happens much more often in poorly written historical fiction than in real life. :)
Dec. 14th, 2011 10:21 pm (UTC)
I am assuming you were not one of those women? Neither was I. I was very sick. I couldn't lift my head up without throwing up. It was absolutely miserable.
Dec. 14th, 2011 10:52 pm (UTC)
Yes! I've been sick with both pregnancies. Hyperemesis with my first, and while not as bad this time around, still nauseated every day (at 29 wks) and getting sick about once a week. No fun! Sorry you were sick, too.
Dec. 14th, 2011 11:43 pm (UTC)
I had hyperemesis with my first and I am terrified of having a second. It's good to hear that it CAN get better. While being nauseated is no fun, at least the getting sick part was once a week. I was on medication through my pregnancy and even with the meds, I was getting sick about 5-7 times a day (which was a great improvement!). It lasted until 22 weeks with me.

I had thought I would be one of those women who absolutely loved being pregnant, but oh-no! It is one of the top reasons I am not looking forward to a second child.
Dec. 14th, 2011 03:25 pm (UTC)
Dec. 14th, 2011 03:39 pm (UTC)
And mother and baby are MIRACULOUSLY SAVED at the LAST MINUTE.
Dec. 14th, 2011 11:39 pm (UTC)
And then the woman's reproductive system is irreparably and inexplicably and PERMANENTLY broken!! So if the baby dies.........
Dec. 15th, 2011 07:55 pm (UTC)
But her husband gallantly loves her ANYWAY despite her BARRON STATUS, and there is much ADOPTING of WAIFS and ORPHANS.
Dec. 15th, 2011 09:21 pm (UTC)
And sometimes CATS!
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Dec. 14th, 2011 06:17 pm (UTC)
THIS is how my in-laws react to pregnancy. LOL! Although, I did find it really funny when I was 30 weeks along and doing heavy garden labor that they never sent my brother-in-laws out to help me (probably too much work for the guys! ;-) ).
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Dec. 14th, 2011 08:49 pm (UTC)
You probably haven't been around for any of my Christian Fiction rants. Which is probably a good thing. ;) I feel very strongly about poorly written "Christian" fiction ... *headdesk*
Dec. 15th, 2011 02:29 pm (UTC)
Haha.. yes. The helpless, fragile little woman.