Monday, April 25, 2005

Britney Spears and Kevin Federline

Apparently, Britney Spears and Kevin Federline are pregnant. Wow. BOTH of them. I'm impressed.

Seriously, women get pregnant. Men do not. Men can say that they are "Expecting a baby," but saying that the couple "is pregnant" is sort of a politically correct way of denying the fundamental biological reality that the women is the one carrying the fetus in her body. Also, it is all right in my opinion to say that "we had a baby," but not that "we gave birth." Not that men shouldn't take an active role in child-rearing. They should. But men shouldn't pretend that they are actually the pregnant ones until Junior becomes a reality.

On another issue, I disapprove of the whole way this relationship came about. Maybe I don't know all of the facts, but something seems unseemly to me when you get engaged to someone whose ex-girlfriend is still pregnant with his baby (although Shar Jackson [and Kevin Federline, of course] gave birth before Britney married him).
As for Mr. Federline, (or is it Mr. Spears now?) to leave your pregnant girlfriend and marry someone else is... well, slutty, or whatever the male equivalent of slutty is.

I'm sorry if I appear judgmental, but Ms. Spears is not just another person. She has a large number of people who love her and who try to be like her. It is important to point out that what is happening here is unseemly, not for the purpose of ostracizing her, but for the purpose of making certain that her behavior is not seen as something to emulate. Nor for that matter, is Mr. Federline's.

And now I look forward to going to sitemeter and finding out how many people came to this page from a google search of "Britney Spears" and "slutty."

That is all.

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