Fitness model and blogger Caroline Berg Eriksen ignited a firestorm of controversy on the internet when she posted a photo of herself flat-stomached and fit just a few days after giving birth.
The reactions from the more motherly corners of the internet have been well-considered and measured (lol).
Eriksen might as well have captioned the photo “U MAD FATTIES?” In fact, that’s basically what another “fit mom” did last month, when California mother and troll Maria Kang posted a picture of herself with her three children asking “What’s your excuse?”
My excuse? My excuse is I’m a man so I’m incapable of the miracle of birth, and also I’m a robot so I’m incapable of the miracle of love. But you can rest assured that if I had to carry a baby around inside me for nine months, I would not be in a rush to snap any photos of the ensuing carnage afterward. I feel gross and bloated enough as it is carrying around this bagel inside me for the past nine minutes.
As for the women of the world, well, the lesson here is clear. If you don’t look like a bikini model a day or two after you pooped a baby out of your butt, even if you didn’t look like one beforehand, you’re clearly a lazy piece of shit who doesn’t love your husband or have any respect for yourself. Either that or you’re a regular human being with an actual job and real world concerns aside from being a “fitness blogger,” which sounds like some made up fantasy land shit.