The Superpowers of Beyoncé’s WombSeptember 25th, 2012
By Arielle Loren
It’s incredible that Beyoncé’s daughter, Blue Ivy, didn’t emerge from the womb as the female Christ. With all the media attention placed on her mother’s insides, you’d think she was carrying supernatural royalty or the elixir to the evils of mankind. Seriously though, the blogosphere is back at it again, publishing recent pictures of the pop superstar at a restaurant in Washington Heights, NYC with a potential baby bump. Yes, her womb is news once again, sharing content space with wars, deaths and the plight of the American economy.
As Marvin Gaye once sang, “What’s going on?”
The 4 star is an incredible performer, record-breaking artist and talented vocalist. She’s also human. She eats, poops and sleeps like the rest of us. Not to mention, she’s a woman, and thus, has the ability to get pregnant like billions of human beings sharing her genital anatomy. Anyone who’s privy to basic human biology knows there’s nothing newsworthy there. Or maybe there is, due to denial.
Perhaps, the media is obsessed with Bey’s womb because they struggle to believe she’s part normal. Rumors circulated that she used a surrogate to carry Blue Ivy, despite the publicized pictures of her pregnant in a bikini. Now, the rumor is that she’s a little over three months pregnant, but the PR company responsible for distributing the Washington Heights photos claims it’s just “the way her dress looked” in that one shot.
Regardless, a “regular” woman would be given respect and privacy during the first few months of her pregnancy, as it’s a sensitive time. During the first trimester, many women miscarry, so it’s important for them to avoid stress, unnecessary press and paparazzi included.
Would it be too much for the media to stay out of Beyoncé’s womb until she’s ready to make a pregnancy announcement? Pregnant or not pregnant, she’s not the last woman on earth with reproductive abilities. She’s just a rich, powerful pop star that happens to have a husband, vagina and womb.
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