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Mila Kunis Gives A Rousing And Hilarious Speech Telling Men To Stop Saying ‘We’re Pregnant’

Mila Kunis Jimmy Kimmel We Are Pregnant speech June 2014

Last night a pregnant Mila Kunis went on Jimmy Kimmel Live and gave an inspiring speech about why men need to stop saying “We’re pregnant” to announce that they have a baby on the way. It all started when Jimmy used the dreaded sentence to describe his and his wife’s situation. So Mila grabbed a convenient microphone and stood up for all the pregnant ladies out there whose baby daddies want to share credit for the whole “carrying a growing human being in your body” thing.

I for one am glad someone finally took a stand and said something about this. It always sounds so strange to me when men say that. I don’t know if you know this, but men can’t get pregnant. Unless we’re talking about seahorse men. Those can, but human men cannot. And perhaps more importantly, two separate people cannot be pregnant with the same baby, unless you’re in some weird sci-fi movie… or more likely a Syfy one. You can have more than one baby in the same person, but not the same baby in two people. That’s a one-uterus deal. And if you don’t have a uterus in the first place, it makes it doubly difficult.

So no, Jimmy Kimmel and Ashton Kutcher are not pregnant. Unless they actually are and that’s what they’re trying to tell us by saying that. But somehow I’m doubtful. I’m also forever grateful to Mila Kunis for delivering this speech. And for making it totally hilarious. I didn’t know how much I needed to hear someone use the phrase “love goblin” to describe a developing baby, but Mila Kunis gave it to me, and I appreciate it. Also “lady hole.” Never underestimate the hilarity of that phrase.

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  • Isabelle

    I’ve always hated men saying that.

    • Jennie Blair

      Me too! Plus only the baby mama knows for sure that it’s her kid, ideally knowing for sure who the other parent is important, but then Maury wouldn’t have a show any more.

  • JenH1986

    A friend gets mad when you say “she is pregnant” v. “they/we” because while she is carrying the baby it’s “not just my baby and I didn’t impregnate myself!”. Can’t win for losing sometimes.

    • Jill O’Rourke

      There are just so many other ways to say it. “We’re going to have a baby,” “We’re expecting,” “We have a baby on the way,” etc.

    • JenH1986

      that was kinda my suggestion to her. But she said people know what he means when he says that and to be picky about language is silly. Lol she’s a nutter.

    • noodlestein

      Yes, yes, it’s not like the words we choose shape our world or anything! What a loon!

  • talaricg

    love this! my mom has been saying this for years and as someone who is currently pregnant, i have no issues with my husband saying “we’re having a baby”- we are. once this baby pops out, it’s just as much his as mine. but WE are not pregnant. just me. if we could trade off places, and take turns, i’d be totally on top of that… but nope.

    • Lisa

      Two years ago I was diagnosed with stage 4 endometriosis and was told by my fertility specialist that I would not be able to have my own children. I searched the internet and found this program. After 7 weeks of following this treatment, I became pregnant-with twins! I can’t believe this worked. here is the Pregnancy Miracle

  • MellyG

    I love her so much

  • ted3553

    I hate when people say we’re pregnant. No, you’re not. It makes me cringe every time I hear it. Pregnant means you’re carrying a baby in your body. Your husband isn’t.

  • Nbl

    I have always loved her. I just wish she was with anyone but Ashton. Granted, he seems to be a better person with her but still….

    • MellyG

      I feel the same – i want mila to be my BFF and if she WAS i’d be like “hon, you can do better, WAY better” but i guess the heart wants what it wants!

  • FauxRealFaux

    One of my pet peeves!

  • anon

    THANK YOU!!!! This is one of my pet peeves – and I even got banned from a blog I used to read when I suggested that perhaps her husband was not pregnant….

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  • Lisa

    Two years ago I was diagnosed with stage 4 endometriosis and was told by my fertility specialist that I would not be able to have my own children. I searched the internet and found this program. After 7 weeks of following this treatment, I became pregnant-with twins! I can’t believe this worked. See how here Pregnancy Miracle

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