I have to call out @whattoexpect
on their RIDICULOUSLY diet-culture based language.
In the last few weeks, on their app, I have been told I might look pregnant now, instead of looking “like I ate a few too many doughnuts at lunch,” that if I eat too much, I’ll “look like there are two of me,” and that I probably feel like “a hippo in a thong.” A fucking HIPPO!
, please share with me why it’s ever ok to speak to women this way? To tell them how they should feel about themselves? Did it occur to you that some people who are pregnant have overcome significant difficulties with eating disorders? Body image? Body dysmorphia? Did it occur to you that those who struggled to get pregnant might cherish every pound they gain to get a healthy baby? That we might feel AMAZING bigger and rounder?
The level of passive body and food shaming throughout their app and website is absolutely astounding. If anyone from @whattoexpect
sees this, may I suggest you do some research and make some adjustments in order to support the women you target.