Understandably, a lot of people are asking, “What is this ridiculous trend?” Yes, it’s silly and it’s probably a waste of time to not tell you. I think it’s safe to say that we are in the midst of the Cabbage Patch Kid years. And we should be so grateful for it.
First of all, imagine the brood size? This baby phenomenon means that women could be making a significant contribution to the population without even trying to go out and find a mate.
No, I am not joking. It is happening. And let me tell you, this can only be a good thing.
But first, let’s talk about some important facts.
According to moms like Jessie, a data scientist at a national multinational financial management company, there are 15 million single moms in the United States.
And although single parenting doesn’t have the same attention as childbearing via assisted reproductive technologies, it is also a growing phenomenon.
So, who is doing this?
Jessie’s Twitter account, a veritable Who’s Who of Internet moms, is dedicated to looking out for other single parents who are social networking on the site, sharing their photos and re-tweeting some of the craziest things they’ve seen.
She says, “I mean, it’s fun! It’s really creative, I’m not complaining! I just think that it goes a little over the top. It’s like Mommy Wars, except the ‘Other’ is all about sexism.”
Keep in mind that this is not being done by the concerned, ethical and caring moms you have been captivated by for the past eight years. It’s frivolous, illegal and clearly not a particularly effective way to beat the loneliness.
Consider, Jessie, that since 2016, dozens of publicly available images of nude babies have made their way online and again folks are comparing these photos to the egg bath trend.
Before you get too concerned about the viability of motherhood due to a tasteless social media blast, consider that several of these photos do not appear to be altered at all.
In fact, you would be hard pressed to find one that truly amounts to anything other than an oddly artistic expression of a thin baby’s abdomen.
With that in mind, consider how irresponsible it is to mock these babies. They are the innocent, uninformed victims of the viral trend.
And although it does seem to be in poor taste, does it break a truly insane law?
No, because this baby phenomenon is something so disconcerting that it never really deserves the blaring condemnation this hateful social media trend has received. If anything, it is rather brave to show off your breasts and your penis, but put your hands on the baby instead.
And, as I alluded to, this may actually be something positive: You might just be in the first wave of moms who have their babies while having already raised them.
According to a 2014 study, women who raised their children as single parents benefited from lower levels of maternal depression.
So, will it be the women of the world who once again show the power of self-reliance? Who will be the role models for this next generation of mothers?
Let’s wait until we have proof. And, I’m sure we will find out.
Like most things, this will find its way to our nation’s news outlets and our children will ask all the questions we never had.
Time will tell.
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