Glamorous Baby Bumps and the Myth of Glorious Single Motherhood

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DataDigestFBRaising children is hard work — rewarding, but oftentimes exhausting. It can stretch to the limit the combined emotional and economic resources of both mother and father. Yet the tabloids continue to hawk pictures of glamorous celebrities’ baby bumps, the majority of whom are not married to the father of the child they carry.

The attention heaped on them might not be so bad if the pictures were not so often accompanied by articles praising the women’s choice to go it alone. Marketing these celebrities as role models sugarcoats the harsh realities faced by the gullible girls who follow their path.

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