During her recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel, Mila Kunis made it clear to expectant fathers that they are not the ones doing the hard work. Standing to address the audience directly, she began her rant: “Stop saying ‘we’re pregnant’. You’re not pregnant.”
To drive home her point, she asked three questions of soon-to-be-fathers - all of which can be answered with an easy no - to show that there is no contest as to who has a more difficult time during pregnancy:
- “Are you crying alone in your car listening to a stupid Bette Midler song?”
- “When you wake up and throw up, is it because you are nurturing a human life?” (This, she attributes to too much tequila; another thing that pregnant women cannot enjoy).
What is her assessment of the male contribution to pregnancy? “All you did was roll over and fall asleep.” After being joined by eight other pregnant women, ice cream in hand, she drives home her point: “You’re not pregnant… we are!”
This clip has been seen all over the internet and has been received with mixed feelings from moms-to-be. Some applaud Kunis’ rant, saying that while they agree that pregnancy is a shared experience, men are not the ones dealing with the physical side effects such as swollen ankles, heartburn, or the uncomfortable feeling of having a foot in their rib. Conversely, others believe that hearing their partner say “we are pregnant” is an affirmation that they are not alone.
What do you think? Should men be able to say “WE are pregnant”?