Celebrities love taking part in social justice issues by not taking part in them. Think of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie not marrying until gay people can marry. Think of gay celebrites not marrying until Brad and Angelina can marry. They’re all playing a waiting game. And this is no different.
Clearly, what’s happening here is Jessica Simpson, Snooki, and that other woman who I can’t remember the name of aren’t taking their birth control until all woman can take birth control discrimination free. I was so happy to see these women taking a stand against Rush Limbaugh and all the anti-birth controllers in Washington. These women are all walking in Brad and Angelina’s footsteps.
Getting pregnant as a form of protest? Brilliant. I had no idea Snooki was so politically inclined. And, how incredible was it to see Jessica Simpson putting her whole reputation on the line by posing naked on the cover of Elle just to give this issue more publicity? Really an inspiration.
Now, someone told me this wasn’t true. That they just made these announcements as a chance to get a little attention, as a chance to exploit themselves to a public that has or will soon forget them. I don’t believe this though. It can’t be true. Snooki and Jessica Simpson have more dignity than that to exploit their personal lives for the betterment of their careers. Wouldn’t happen.
So, I might not be able to attend my own Women’s History Month party, but I can at least take solice in the nobility of these pregnant celebrities who stand up for the image and rights of women everywhere. I hope more join their cause. It would sell some magazines.
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