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Ladies, Ya Gotta Get Pregnant, But Not Look Like It


As a woman, many demands are laid upon you by glossy magazines and social media. Well, here’s a new one, and it’s a doozy.

You know you have to get pregnant. It doesn’t matter what else you have done, or who you are. If you don’t breed, you are lesser.

And when it’s over, of course, you have to look like it never happened. Right away.

But all that’s child’s play compared to the latest impossible standard, courtesy Israeli supermodel Bar Rafaeli’s Instagram feed. Get pregnant — and look like you’re not. Carry the baby outside your body. Test-drive some wacky “Start-Up Nation” science. Just figure it out. Get it done.

And then do it again. Right away.

Helen Chernikoff is a news editor at the Forward. Follow her @thesimplechild on Twitter.

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