Monday, May 10, 2010

Portraits of Parenthood

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  1. Look- if you love your stretchmarks or whatever go take a 1000 pictures of them and post them all over your home, what we’re saying is, it’s LAME to post them on fb because NO-ONE else wants to see them. Fact. Nor the pictures of you giving birth or your half eaten placenta. Thanks.

  2. Yeah stretch marks = gross

    it doesn’t matter if it’s a fact of pregnant life, it’s gross.
    most stuff involving pregnancy are gross, a lot of women poo themselves while giving birth, i don’t want to see pictures of that either
    something doesn’t stop being gross just because it happened to you

  3. Yeah, no one likes stretch marks. I look at mine and think “ew, stretch marks”, and I only have a couple. I don’t think it’s weird or immature for anyone to say “I don’t want to see a random stranger’s gross stretch marks.”

  4. stretch markssss – put them away!

    one of the few things that can stop me mid-stroke (death and secret penes and i’ll still finish the job before i skedaddle).

  5. I always say: “you need a license to drive but anyone can have a kid.”

  6. It’s not lame for somebody to post photos of their pregnant bellies on facebook, whether they have stretch marks or whatever else. The thing that is actually lame is lamebook posting these. The other thing that is lame is for people to complain about somebody posting their stretchmark photos on facebook. Who the hell are you to decide who can post what on facebook? Maybe that person has mostly their family as facebook friends and her sisters or mother might be very curious to see how many stretchmarks she has. You idiots.

  7. I guess the point is… the intended audience of the people who post those photos is their own friends, not us, not strangers.

    Lamebook’s audience are strangers to them.

    So if your complaint is “I don’t want to see a stranger’s stretch marks” then blame lamebook, not the person who was never trying to show YOU that photo in the first place.

  8. @Walter, couldn’t have said it better myself.

  9. Incase you didn’t understand the actual point = I don’t want to see ANYONE’S stretchmarks/or placentas or giving birth photos and I wouldn’t want people to see mine either. Oversharing.

  10. Ah yes, obviously the stretch mark belly ladies have private profiles with only friends that love to see that stuff.

    So how is it getting to lamebook?

    Obviously someone in the mix doesn’t like that crap either and submits it OR they have public pics so anyone can see it. The point is, anything gross or weird that gets posted is just BEGGING to get made fun of. Sorry prego bitches (and those who defend them) Thems the breaks, you take the good with the bad. And yeah, they can post what they want but I can say what I want too.

    And just a note, family and friends only ask to see belly shots because they want to see how fat and stretched a woman got. They may be all “I want to see that baby bump!” But they are really thinking “Oh my god! I want to see how fat she is!”

  11. TylerDurdenUMD

    I’m glad there’s some others here who agree with me. This whole trend of women having to photograph every…single…fucking…second of their pregnancy is beyond ridiculous. Just be pregnant. Take care of the kid growing inside you and have it. Don’t show us every stretch mark, don’t tell us how if some of us choose not to breed it’s “wrong”.

    And for the love of god no more placenta jerky pictures.

  12. Amen, Walter. I want to see my friends’ pregnant bellies, it’s some of my favorite photos, and I want to see them often. Every day if they feel like sharing. The whole “NO ONE wants to see it” is so blind and closeminded. If you don’t want to look, don’t, and if you’re so pissed that your friend is excited about a pregnancy, then you’re not much of a friend.

  13. I hate it when people feel the need to post their “bumps” on facebook. If people are that interested they’d come and see you to look at it in person. It’s nasty when someone clogs up your newsfeed with pictures. Also the justification that family want to see when they are not within a reasonable distance is lame, thats what emails are for.

    Most of us are only interested in the resulting child. Then by all means post loads of pictures of your baby, but keep the “bump” under wraps.

  14. The person who submitted the first picture did so not because of the stretch marks, but because he thought the fake thunder dome tattoo was funny (bordering on lame I suppose). April’s profile is set to private. Don’t assume people share your overreaction (imo)to stretch marks. My slender husband has stretch marks. What’s the big deal? Thanks hitmewithyourrhythmvic, I agree – though I guess I’m biased 🙂

    SharkBait, sounds like you’ve been traumatized by a pregnant woman. As a woman, I have never wanted to see a “baby bump” to mock the friend’s weight. And I’ve never popped out a kid myself. Maybe that’s why you do it, but don’t assume we all do.

    Maybe I’m desensitized because of my job (forensics). Eating your placenta, afterbirth pics in the kiddie pool, woman with crap dripping down her pants – now that’s disgusting! But stretch marks? meh

  15. Theda…whoah there, don’t take it so personal! I don’t care why or how the first pic was submitted, and I’m not picking on just her. I just generally don’t like stretch marks. And yes, I’ve been traumatized by a pregnant woman…ME! lol Lighten up! so some of us hate belly shots, some of us love them. Whatever! it’s lamebook! we all just say whatever.

    So many uptight upity people on here. Geez

  16. SharkBait: I guess I should have added more smiley faces 🙂 You sounded a little ‘upity’ in #60 yourself. I apologize if that’s how I came off. Granted, people are going to make fun of the pictures. That’s what the site’s for, even if I happen to know one of them (it’s weird – wait till it happens to you). 🙂 I was just offering an explanation as to why this particular pic was sent in, as people (including you) were stating her friends think the pic is gross (maybe some of them do, but not the submitter in this case). I think pics like #3 are incredibly lame and, in general, I think belly shots on the internet can be a little weird. I mainly just don’t get the stretch mark thing. Why is it so gross?

  17. @theda bara. we all know why it was submitted, we’re not retarts. I think 3 is lame is without any visible stretchmarks…do you understand??? This is not limited to stretch marks.
    However, whilst going to the toilet also may be ‘perfectly natural’ and im sure even your ‘slender husband’ does it, neither I nor his facebook friends (I’m hoping) want to see pictures of it.

  18. 🙂 :):) :):) :):) :):) :):) :):) :):) :):) :):) :):) :):) :):)
    I think the lamest of all is when people know the person in the posts and feel like they should talk about it like anyone cares. I hope I used enough smiley faces! 🙂 :):) :):) :):) :):) :):) :):) :):) 🙂
    P.S. Nantaise, I like your style!

  19. Tigerlillies244

    Theda Bara, in post #66 you say the person who submitted the pic does not think it’s gross. Well they submitted it to Lamebook, so they obviously realize why it’s funny and lame and that would be the giant red stretch marks. So in all likelihood, they DO find it gross. And on that note – did YOU submit it? Because that’s what it seems like. Nobody cares that you ‘know’ her. Having stretch marks when pregnant is just a part of life for about 60% of women. However, posting pics of your giant, bright red stretch marks on Facebook is SUPER lame and totally gross. Having them, not your fault. Displaying them to the world with no inhibition, lame and gross. Are we clear?

  20. All I have to say its fucking LOL at Sharkbait’s last post with the smiley faces and ‘Swamp Chic’. All of these are lame and retarded and are on Lamebook for us to make fun of them as they should be 😀

  21. Yikes. You guys can be intense. I was only trying to be friendly (and a little sarcastic). Who knew stretch marks would incite such heated arguments. Yep, I agreed that 3 is lame (even 1 is lame, but in my opinion, not because of the stretch marks). I don’t want to look at feces, placentas, or any other ‘perfectly natural’ acts like those. I guess I don’t put stretch marks (or scars, etc) in that same category. You do. That’s great.

    Thanks everyone! I now know it is NOT ok to admit you know the person. I’ll keep that in mind. I never said the pictures shouldn’t be mocked. Mock away. That’s why I’m here.

  22. It’s fine kids, the woman in #3 is fucking ugly anyway. Poor kid.

  23. Like I say in every preggers post ever, enough. Just stop someof us… and this goes out to people I actually know too, don’t care about every friggin minute of your pregnancy. Every post, pic and comment should not be all about baby, whether its your first or not.

  24. eww! And why is she banging that old bald guy? WTF? He must be rich.

  25. Disdain, once someone on my friend’s list announces they’re knocked up, I just block their announcements. They might get pissy if I don’t answer “Well did you see what I posted???” but it’s not hard to come up with a cover lie.

  26. I don’t get all the animosity towards pregnancy photos and/or updates. I love checking up on my pregnant friends and family and love to share my pregnancies with them.

    If you don’t like it, get over it. It’s important to some of us and I don’t give a crap if my “friends” don’t care. There’s this little button on my facebook profile that says,”Remove from Friends.” Problem solved. They’ll never have to see another stretchmark or breastfeeding pic from me again.

  27. ksmith, you are disgusting

  28. Awe. You hurt my feelings, Shipoopi.


  29. yeah, i figured you would be devastated

  30. Oh, the ol’ pregnancy divide strikes again.

    I think what she was trying to suggest with the Thunder-Dome “tattoo” is that she got DP’d and is waiting for the One to leave.

  31. Walter Sobchak

    Yeah, you guys have convinced me. I mean the pregnancy updates are way too frequent and unimportant. I only want to read about things that actually affect my friends’ lives – I want more farmville updates and horrorscopes. And I want to know what level they are up to in mafia wars…

  32. Exactly Walter. Sheesh. Who would ever want to see a pregnant belly?? Just bring on more drunken party photos. I always love to see people so drunk that they piss themselves.

  33. Especially when those drunken party bitches are pregnant. 😀

  34. Why are you people saying “eww stretch marks”!? It’s a natural process. Doesn’t matter if it’s due to child- bearing, or weight loss/ gain!! EVERYBODY has stretch marks. Don’t believe me? Go look at yourselves in the mirror! Quit bashing a woman with stretch marks. Either all of you are still in middle school or are so sheltered that you believe every damn picture out of a magazine! GROW UP!

  35. I agree with sasha…and the thunderdome tattoo compliments the stretch marks perfectly…all of you grow up… 😛

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