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2014-08-02 09:48:44 AM  
11 votes:
I'd bet money that this story never happened.
2014-08-02 10:38:52 AM  
6 votes:

Zombalupagus: Stretch marks, while unattractive, are the scars left from a noble sacrifice. They should be considered a badge of honor.

For you males out there, imagine that you must suffer an ordeal for someone you have never met. You must endure 9 months of initial change and many years of obligation. And the ordeal will leave you scarred in such a way that may leave you sexually unattractive. Would you do it? Because this is what you are asking a female to do.

/just my take on things
//and if you're curious - I'm male


No, I'm not asking that. I can't stand kids, never want any and have taken steps to make sure it will never happen. If someone else gets baby fever and wants to go through all that, fine. But I'm not going to put them on a pedestal for it. There is nothing special about childbirth. It's something that has happen billions upon billions of times. The only reason why it's "special" is because you're genetically programmed to think of your own offspring in that way as it enhances your desire to protect and provide for them.

And as someone with a very good friend who had a girl use his used condom to impregnate herself on purpose due to the aforementioned baby fever, I really have no sympathy for the women who make the choice to have kids. It's a byproduct of your emotionally driven craziness. Deal with it and leave me out of it.

Sorry but the "I'm a mom, worship at the my feet for I have the magical ability of childbirth" tripe is just exasperating.
2014-08-02 10:30:01 AM  
6 votes:
Stretch marks, while unattractive, are the scars left from a noble sacrifice. They should be considered a badge of honor.

For you males out there, imagine that you must suffer an ordeal for someone you have never met. You must endure 9 months of initial change and many years of obligation. And the ordeal will leave you scarred in such a way that may leave you sexually unattractive. Would you do it? Because this is what you are asking a female to do.

/just my take on things
//and if you're curious - I'm male
2014-08-02 09:22:47 AM  
6 votes:
Why didn't she just say that to the person's face? Does she think a random jerk from a beach is going to just spontaneously stumble upon her Facebook page without even knowing her name?
2014-08-02 10:16:02 AM  
5 votes:
She's claiming that all 5 of her children are beautiful and intelligent. BS. Statistically one of those kids is an ugly simpleton. She doesn't have to...

stretch the truth.
2014-08-02 10:33:18 AM  
4 votes:
Five f*cking kids? There's a hole in your life you're never going to be able to fill, lady, and squeezing out kids is not an achievement.
2014-08-02 10:32:23 AM  
4 votes:

Zombalupagus: Stretch marks, while unattractive, are the scars left from a noble sacrifice. They should be considered a badge of honor.


More of a badge of "I was too lazy to apply cocoa butter during pregancy" but I guess if you want to to all Purple Heart on her ass, it's your prerogative.
2014-08-02 10:21:39 AM  
4 votes:
I remember when people had the stones to confront people in person.

Now it's I went to the beach, dressed like a moldy old tart, a 13 year old boy raised an eyebrow at me, so I'm BEING SHAMED by the WORLD and I've taken to the internet because I'm ENTITLED to feel good about myself and it's your responsibility and I need justice because you are all WRONG so change EVERYTHING for me.
2014-08-02 09:29:10 AM  
4 votes:
mrwgifs.com

/my breakfast beer weeps for you, lady.
2014-08-02 10:25:00 AM  
3 votes:
"I'll also have you know that I held my head high, unflinching as you mocked me, pretending that what you said and did had no effect on me; but I cried in the car on the drive home."

so she does have body issues to go with the poor coping skills.
2014-08-02 10:21:12 AM  
3 votes:
I have an uncle that has burn marks on his chest from an accident he had when he was a kid.  He wears shirt to the pool.  He doesn't do that because he is ashamed or embarrassed about his body, he does that to make other people more comfortable when they interact with him.  He has not made a facebook post about it.
2014-08-02 10:12:39 AM  
3 votes:
Five kids? That qualifies for 'breeder' in my book.
2014-08-02 05:28:35 PM  
2 votes:
Can you imagine the shiat-storm of impotent outrage that would have resulted if some guy had whistled at her in admiration?
2014-08-02 11:28:05 AM  
2 votes:

Nogale: I thought the whole point was that some kids took her picture at the beach and proceeded to post it and be rude at her expense.


nope.  It's her picture of herself.  Look at the bloody farking picture, and ponder the location of the camera - do you really think some kids did that?  She's just looking for attention.
2014-08-02 10:37:53 AM  
2 votes:

Zombalupagus: Stretch marks, while unattractive, are the scars left from a noble sacrifice. They should be considered a badge of honor.

For you males out there, imagine that you must suffer an ordeal for someone you have never met. You must endure 9 months of initial change and many years of obligation. And the ordeal will leave you scarred in such a way that may leave you sexually unattractive. Would you do it? Because this is what you are asking a female to do.

/just my take on things
//and if you're curious - I'm male


No one is "asking a female to do" anything. Most females I know aren't mindless incubators for their partner's sperm.
2014-08-02 10:37:43 AM  
2 votes:
Because having children is the only accomplishment women could possibly achieve...
2014-08-02 10:25:12 AM  
2 votes:
It's not my job to make you feel good about yourself.
2014-08-02 10:19:00 AM  
2 votes:
no, your kids are ugly, not special in any way, lady. second, NO1CURR. 

finally, 41 FARKING LIKES. WOW. YOU SURE SHOWED THEM! 41 PEOPLE CARE ABOUT YOU LOL.
2014-08-02 10:17:56 AM  
2 votes:
AW.
2014-08-02 10:10:25 AM  
2 votes:
My efforts to battle body shaming include posting photos of my anal abscess with the word JEALOUS? under it.

Sure there are people that write "PLEASE DIE, THANKYOU" and "UNFRIENDED - by the way WHO THE HELL ARE YOU?"

But then my TRUE friends all write stuff like "You go girl!" and "Haterz gonna hate" and "Your possibly life-threating infection is what makes you you.  Don't ever change.  Well maybe change your underwear once in a while, it may help with the inflammation" and all is right in the world.
2014-08-02 09:29:52 AM  
2 votes:
I'd be nice to know how old the perpetrators are. 13 year olds? Yawn. Kids are dicks and nothing will change that. 20 somethings or older? Good for you. But where was your husband to punch some cocks?
2014-08-02 05:29:57 PM  
1 votes:

umad: The only thing worse than fat people walking around half-naked in public is fat, stupid women who think they did the world a favor by shiatting out some kids.

Posts like hers only makes me want to be more of a dick when I am out and about.


Well your mom did the world no favors by shiatting you out. Way to be the proof of your point.
2014-08-02 03:54:56 PM  
1 votes:

magicgoo: Meh. Good for her. We can't all be celebrity-surgery-perfect after having little ones. I sure as hell don't have the nerve to wear anything showing more than a short-sleeved rash guard and boyshorts/boardshorts when I go to the beach, and I've only had 2 kids, but can't get rid of the loosened skin around my midsection, no matter how much exercise/cardio/excellent nutrition. You can't exercise away scars and loose flesh and severed abdominal muscles so you may as well live with it unless you can afford the surgeries to fix it. If she's not ashamed, then she's braver in public than I'll ever be.


You see, that's the thing; you know your body, and what is acceptable wear for it. I guess you could say she's brave, but maybe not very smart. If you want to wear things not appropriate for your body type, then don't be shocked when you get negative reactions.
kab
2014-08-02 03:30:45 PM  
1 votes:

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: When I saw that picture, I gasped in revulsion


You sound ... delicate.
2014-08-02 03:08:08 PM  
1 votes:

dready zim: brap: Zombalupagus: Stretch marks, while unattractive, are the scars left from a noble sacrifice. They should be considered a badge of honor.

More of a badge of "I was too lazy to apply cocoa butter during pregnancy" but I guess if you want to to all Purple Heart on her ass, it's your prerogative.

This was my thought. Every woman I know with stretch marks didn`t apply the oil when stretching out. All the ones that did (including my GF) have no marks at all.

I see stretch marks as a sign of being a bit ignorant about how to look after yourself.

Now someone with a less than ideal view of how to look after themselves is looking after 5 other people (or claiming to while sunbathing instead)


Cocoa butter is no better than placebo, apparently.

/Topical vitamin E is where it's, at according to that article.
2014-08-02 02:40:59 PM  
1 votes:
"Tanis Jex-Blake"

is all we need to know about why this person can't deal with not being told continually that she is the best of everything in every way.
2014-08-02 02:31:23 PM  
1 votes:
Meh. Good for her. We can't all be celebrity-surgery-perfect after having little ones. I sure as hell don't have the nerve to wear anything showing more than a short-sleeved rash guard and boyshorts/boardshorts when I go to the beach, and I've only had 2 kids, but can't get rid of the loosened skin around my midsection, no matter how much exercise/cardio/excellent nutrition. You can't exercise away scars and loose flesh and severed abdominal muscles so you may as well live with it unless you can afford the surgeries to fix it. If she's not ashamed, then she's braver in public than I'll ever be.
2014-08-02 02:09:32 PM  
1 votes:

Blowmonkey: Why has giving birth become some great and amazing feat?  It's just a natural part of life, without it, there would be no life.  It's like breathing.  OMG, my lungs are doing this great and amazing thing!


The late great Bill Hicks did a great bit on the 'miracle' of childbirth. I'm paraphrasing, but basically it's "If it's a fu*king miracle, why does it happen a million times a day?"
2014-08-02 02:04:46 PM  
1 votes:

Zombalupagus: Stretch marks, while unattractive, are the scars left from a noble sacrifice. They should be considered a badge of honor.

For you males out there, imagine that you must suffer an ordeal for someone you have never met. You must endure 9 months of initial change and many years of obligation. And the ordeal will leave you scarred in such a way that may leave you sexually unattractive. Would you do it? Because this is what you are asking a female to do.

/just my take on things
//and if you're curious - I'm male


Nobody is criticizing stretch marks. They are criticizing her reaction to being made fun of by some tweens. Instead of having actual courage and telling them to Fark off, she cries about it in the car and then it's brave on facebook.


I find it interesting though, that society (and maybe even the same women who biatch about body shaming) finds it perfectly acceptable to tell a fat, wrinkly, hairy guy that he looks gross in Speedos.
2014-08-02 12:39:47 PM  
1 votes:
seapig:

And honestly, I just think "good for this lady" because if her experience makes others feel better about themselves as well, then what bad can there be to say about it? She could have just left and cried about it and done nothing, but she didn't; she stood up for herself and other women like her a ...

Except that it misses the point that she stood up after the fact, in way that effectively guarantees that the people who mocked her, will never see it. Her stance now comes off as 'look at me'-ism. Moreover, the story leaves out some details so the credibility of her narrative is somewhat in question. First off, that fat shaming comes before the stretch marks makes me wonder if she broke the 'Just because it comes in my size doesn't mean I should wear it' rule. Secondly, the people who mocked her were...who? And how? Was it a sidelong glance that she interpreted in a negative way or did someone come up to her and point?)

Notice how no event or description is included. This makes me go through a mental checklist. If the offence is described effectively in the third person, with political/social statements being the core of offence rather than actual events, my bullsh*t detector goes off.

This is not to say that there isn't an important discussion to have about these and related issues but lacking details, you can't fault people for interpreting this story as look-at-me-ism.
2014-08-02 11:49:38 AM  
1 votes:

cryinoutloud: Zombie DJ: "I'm NOT sorry that my body has housed, grown, protected, birthed and nurtured FIVE fabulous, healthy, intelligent and wonderful human beings."

That's an actual quote from her? What a narcissistic ninny.


Maybe - pretty sure she hasn't seen all five of her chicks reach their teens yet - "fabulous and wonderful human beings" gives THAT away.
2014-08-02 11:19:23 AM  
1 votes:

brap: Zombalupagus: Stretch marks, while unattractive, are the scars left from a noble sacrifice. They should be considered a badge of honor.

More of a badge of "I was too lazy to apply cocoa butter during pregancy" but I guess if you want to to all Purple Heart on her ass, it's your prerogative.


As if cocoa butter works for everyone.
2014-08-02 11:03:16 AM  
1 votes:
It's sad that someone made you feel bad.

But it's not sad that you feel the need to get on a soapbox and be an attention whore about it.

Your best recourse would be to grow a spine (not too hard...technically you've grown five already) and actually talk TO the person rather than revel in the fact that you felt slighted and took to the interwebs in an attempt to make you feel special.

Tragically the lesson here will likely be ingrained upon her kids and thus comes a generation actively seeking, at every second, some small thing for which they can climb on top of and claim they are being given less than fair treatment for while the rest of the world continues on doing what needs to be done.

You're not special because you had kids.  You can be special if you raise them to do good in this world.  And part of that is by not festering in a passive aggressive behavior pattern and go and talk to the person who you felt slighted you and tell them to fark off.  That way your kids get to see what being an active participant in making the world a better place is, the person who was rude gets to understand that they were out of line and the internet doesn't have to pretend to care about another person who "needs" to be a celeb for five seconds.
2014-08-02 11:03:10 AM  
1 votes:
More interesting to me: Why did anyone have to comment on her body to her?

Honestly, we all have seen more unattractive flesh at other beaches, but did you go up to a complete stranger and say, "Ma'am, you are UGLY!" or, "Sir, you are disgusting and need to wear board shorts."  Probably not.  Everyone's free to think what they want, but most people over the age of 12 are capable of applying simple criteria to speech:

Is it true?
Is it necessary?
Is it kind?
2014-08-02 10:55:06 AM  
1 votes:
The use of social shaming by what passes for 'working woman' feminism on the internet is pretty lame.

Trolls will always exist, making a blog about it does not make you more classy.

For the record I believe in equality, and feminism that that is not inspired from the pages of tumblr can be a very positive thing.
2014-08-02 10:49:37 AM  
1 votes:

E5bie: ... he wants to have sex with her, she doesn't want anything to do with it. ...


You just described marriage.
2014-08-02 10:49:05 AM  
1 votes:

docilej: Ironically, if she didn't have FIVE kids, she probably wouldn't have stretch marks...and be well off enough not to be on a PUBLIC beach. Her bikini was nothing more than a 'kick me' sign.


That is not irony.
2014-08-02 10:47:47 AM  
1 votes:
Put me firmly in the "didn't happen" group
2014-08-02 10:47:12 AM  
1 votes:

abhorrent1: I thought the republicans shot that down?


No, the Democrats turned all our national sovereignty over to the UN while we distracted by that 'war on women' rubbish. The cronies of tinpot dictators and the bureaucrats of dying European states can do a better job of running our nation then we can.
2014-08-02 10:44:30 AM  
1 votes:
Thats not from 5 kids thats from gaining 100 pounds during pregnancy or between pregnancies.


Look at her thick legs and how the bathing suit is cutting into her thighs.
2014-08-02 10:44:16 AM  
1 votes:

Nogale: Even if she had the body of a lingerie model, she has the right to wear a bathing suit on the beach without having her picture taken, put online, and commented on.

The kids were out of line no matter what the woman looked like.


Im pretty sure the picture in the article was taken by her... or is a stock photo of a pregnant lady.
2014-08-02 10:43:26 AM  
1 votes:
Even if she had the body of a lingerie model, she has the right to wear a bathing suit on the beach without having her picture taken, put online, and commented on.

The kids were out of line no matter what the woman looked like.
2014-08-02 10:42:10 AM  
1 votes:

taurusowner: Zombalupagus: Stretch marks, while unattractive, are the scars left from a noble sacrifice. They should be considered a badge of honor.

For you males out there, imagine that you must suffer an ordeal for someone you have never met. You must endure 9 months of initial change and many years of obligation. And the ordeal will leave you scarred in such a way that may leave you sexually unattractive. Would you do it? Because this is what you are asking a female to do.

/just my take on things
//and if you're curious - I'm male

No, I'm not asking that. I can't stand kids, never want any and have taken steps to make sure it will never happen. If someone else gets baby fever and wants to go through all that, fine. But I'm not going to put them on a pedestal for it. There is nothing special about childbirth. It's something that has happen billions upon billions of times. The only reason why it's "special" is because you're genetically programmed to think of your own offspring in that way as it enhances your desire to protect and provide for them.

And as someone with a very good friend who had a girl use his used condom to impregnate herself on purpose due to the aforementioned baby fever, I really have no sympathy for the women who make the choice to have kids. It's a byproduct of your emotionally driven craziness. Deal with it and leave me out of it.

Sorry but the "I'm a mom, worship at the my feet for I have the magical ability of childbirth" tripe is just exasperating.


This.
2014-08-02 10:40:28 AM  
1 votes:

blatz514: [mrwgifs.com image 450x306]

/my breakfast beer weeps for you, lady.


My sentiments exactly and I actually am having a beer for breakfast.

Look lady.   Get over yourself.  You don't have a hot body.  Some people are cruel and insensitive.  I've been mocked for the state of my body too.  I got over it.  I didn't know the people making fun of me and I decided I really didn't give a shiat although I sort of wished I had yelled at them "Oh yeah?  Let's see what you look like 25 years from now."

It's not worth getting worked up over.
2014-08-02 10:38:04 AM  
1 votes:

BigLuca: I have an uncle that has burn marks on his chest from an accident he had when he was a kid.  He wears shirt to the pool.  He doesn't do that because he is ashamed or embarrassed about his body, he does that to make other people more comfortable when they interact with him.  He has not made a facebook post about it.


This.  It's like free speech.  If you put it out there for the world to see or hear, don't be surprised when people comment or are distracted by it.

Same goes for cleavage.

/coffee break man pubes comic . jpg
2014-08-02 10:35:55 AM  
1 votes:
"I'm NOT sorry that my body has housed, grown, protected, birthed and nurtured FIVE fabulous, healthy, intelligent and wonderful human beings."

Men like you built the hydrogen bomb. Men like you thought it up. You think you're so creative. You don't know what it's like to really create something; to create a life; to feel it growing inside you. All you know how to create is death...
John Connor: Mom.
Sarah Connor: ...and destruction...
John Connor: Mom! We need to be a little more constructive here, okay?
2014-08-02 10:35:43 AM  
1 votes:

Zombalupagus: Stretch marks, while unattractive, are the scars left from a noble sacrifice. They should be considered a badge of honor.

For you males out there, imagine that you must suffer an ordeal for someone you have never met. You must endure 9 months of initial change and many years of obligation. And the ordeal will leave you scarred in such a way that may leave you sexually unattractive. Would you do it? Because this is what you are asking a female to do.

/just my take on things
//and if you're curious - I'm male


If I can hide my imperfections, I do. I wear board shorts over my bikini bottoms to cover my wiggly thighs
when I'm at the beach. It's only fair for everyone. If I were her, I'd wear something that would cover that tummy. There are many bathing suit styles out there. I bet she can find one that will better suit her.

/female
2014-08-02 10:32:28 AM  
1 votes:

Zombalupagus: Stretch marks, while unattractive, are the scars left from a noble sacrifice. They should be considered a badge of honor.


So getting knocked up is a heroic endeavor.
2014-08-02 10:27:52 AM  
1 votes:

Prey4reign: abhorrent1: the_cnidarian: Relatively Obscure: I'd bet money that this story never happened.

Agreed

+2

Anyone that's been to a beach recently know that this ladies stretch marks are probably the least disgusting things you would see. Just got back from cabo and the pool was a very shudder worthy experience on a daily basis.

Just because it comes in your size, doesn't mean you should wear it.

The men's corrollary -- Speedos are not for everyone.


I mentioned to my wife that I was surprised I did not see a single speedo. The ladies on the other hand...no shame.

good for them, I guess.
2014-08-02 10:20:27 AM  
1 votes:
Who cares and why is this newsworthy?  Right, because this shiat (i.e., "fat-shaming" and other stupid "social justice warrior" crap) has become important now in the media.
2014-08-02 10:19:54 AM  
1 votes:
Because motherhood makes you special.
2014-08-02 10:14:34 AM  
1 votes:

Relatively Obscure: I'd bet money that this story never happened.


I ain't taking that bet.

The actual Facebook post never says that she was "mocked", it just says "I'm sorry if... it grossed you out". The MSM's just making a story out of nothing because there haven't been any recent plane crashes and those danged middle-Easterners are having a 72 hour ceasefire instead of blowing each other up, so there's nothing newsworthy to talk about.
2014-08-02 10:08:58 AM  
1 votes:
Stretch marks can be the sexay! They generally point to a happy place and once you get there you close your eyes and it's all good.
 
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