Anyone from the east coast going to watch CBS on...
October 25 2011 at 11:00 AM
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Thursday night at 11:00pm older moms and pregnancy, when I saw the preview of the show this morning it showed a lovely 53 year old women pregnant and a few other women talking about having children later in life...I really Hope it is a positive show!!! and not bashing older moms or moms to-be.
On this topic. I was so angry and appalled by a recent DoubleX blogger who wrote, in response to the recent NY Magazine article on older motherhood (cover: 60-something woman's head superimposed on Demi Moore's pg body) that the anger directed at older moms is due to our privilege. Now, how many of us scraped and are living by the skin of our teeth, and this -- aaagggghhh, the worst of it is, she seems like a nice person; she just assumes she knows what she's talking about because she Googled "fertility treatment" or something -- ignorant twit is talking about how all of us much be rich if we could afford fertility treatment and this is why we are frowned upon so much. I am not going to subject myself to this anymore. I'm going to raise my kids and not look at any more articles or listen to any radio shows or watch any TV shows on this subject. It's just too infuriating. Maggie (in VA)
This message has been edited by maggie1961 on Oct 25, 2011 12:39 PM
I think the whole thing is Photo Shopped to use the Demi Moore photo and add older features in here and there. I know there's an older mom blogger I found who blasted them for it, and she thought it was Photo Shopped. I found the blog doing a Google search trying to find out that exact thing. I wish I had the link to the blog handy, but I've got to leave work ASAP. Will try to post later. Maggie (in VA)
Actually, the blogger doesn't claim to have researched it . . . ETA confirmation
October 26 2011, 10:36 AM
But the photo is fairly obviously Photo Shopped; whether based on the Demi photo is another matter; Leibowitz and/or Moore might have sued the pants off the magazine if they started with her actual photo. Anyway, here is the link. I subscribed to her blog, and I don't subscribe to *anyone's* blog. Maggie (in VA)
ETA: And follow the links from some of the other older mom bloggers mentioned for some interesting reading on the NY Magazine piece.
The Elizabeth Gregory one cites the attributions: photo-illustration by Darrow photoshopped with photos [plural] by Danny Kim.
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But I am prepared for a less-than-positive story or at least comments (if the story is later posted online) to be negative.
It seems that there is so much "negative energy", for lack of a better descriptive term these days. Case in point, I was driving home from a meeting today and the local radio station was stoking an 'uproar' over my state's govenor declaring tomorrow as "daiper day" to raise awareness for parents who are struggling to afford diapers for their babies and toddlers. It started with a charity that I have actually donated to, and the governor basically issued one of those simple declarations to create more PR.http://www.stamfordplus.com/stm/information/nws1/publish/News_1/Connecticut-to-celebrate-Diaper-Need-Awareness-Day14970.shtml
There is also a proposed bill, sponsored by a Congresswoman from my state, to enable states to use federal assistance for the poor that they already receive to provide diapers for families who are in need.
All the callers were saying things along the lines of: just use cloth diapers (as if that is cheaper or convenient for working parents) or I could pay for diapers why can't they? or people shouldn't have kids they can't afford to care for! and other similar comments. There was just a knee-jerk reaction and a failure to understand circumstances of other people that I think is somewhat similar to the knee-jerk reaction toward older mothers who "chose" to be older mothers and are "selfish" for doing so.