Moms speak out after ABC refuses to run postpartum product ad
Rachel Eling, mother of two
“The first few days, going to [bathroom] is terrifying. If you have stitches, or a little tear that heals naturally, or even if things are just a little bit — I don’t know—painful Because you’ve just passed an eight-pound person through a very small passage, urinating feels like pouring acid on an open wound. Because basically you are pouring acid on an open wound! And you have been bleeding heavily for at least 6 weeks. Motherhood on screen is either dysfunctional and abusive or nourishing and idyllic. In cinema, at least in cinema and on mainstream television, women’s bodies are made for sex, for watching and for killing. When Margot Robbie is nominated for an Oscar for a movie where she has virtually no lines, we know that a woman’s body is the most important thing about her, and that body had better not run away. Of course, it’s not for Hollywood! “
Alexis Brooks, mother of a child
“This ad is Great precise. I still have these mesh panties! I also bought Depends, based on the recommendations. I don’t know why this ad would be denied airtime other than the fact that it doesn’t look perfect. American society is obsessed with sex but absolutely does not want to see a version of a woman in a minor state of undressing that does not match what is widely considered to be attractive. This amount of nudity is only considered vulgar if the woman does not have the appearance that we want her to be. “
Rachel Roberts, mother of one child.
“It’s very realistic – the stitches and the feeling that your bowels are about to come out of your vagina at any time. Nobody tells you about it. After the birth, the nurse made me go for one. bath and I wanted to I was going to die. I was just lying in this bloody hospital bath, without my baby and terrified. Nothing can prepare you for that feeling of being afraid to walk because of the pain and the amount of blood lost. The truth is, it’s actually really fucking messy and not cute at all. I think it’s not put in there because it ruins the newborn thing “romantic”.”