Actually ... it's none of your business.
On September 20, writer Emily Bingham posted a photo of a sonogram to her Facebook — but, as it turns out, it's wasn't actually hers. It was just a random ultrasound photo she found on Google. She just wanted to get people's attention.
Why on Earth would someone do such a thing, you ask?
Well, she had a pretty good reason: to get people to think twice before asking the all-too-invasive question: "When are you having kids?"
This post came on the heels of Chrissy Teigen's brilliant speech on Tyra Banks' new talk show FABLife about how sick she is of the media's obsession with what's going on in her womb. She said: "Anytime somebody asks me if I’m going to have kids, I’m like, 'One day, you’re going to ask that to the wrong girl who’s really struggling, and it’s going to be really hurtful to them.' And I hate that. So, I hate it. Stop asking me!"
But as Bingham proves, it's not just celebrities who fall victim to the barrage of fertility questions. The everyday, out-of-the-spotlight woman does, too, and she defends them in the photo's caption:
You don't know who is struggling with infertility or grieving a miscarriage or dealing with health issues. You don't know who is having relationship problems or is under a lot of stress or the timing just isn't right. You don't know who is on the fence about having kids or having more kids. You don't know who has decided it's not for them right now, or not for them ever. You don't know how your seemingly innocent question might cause someone grief, pain, stress or frustration.
If a person wants to let you in on something as personal as their plans to have or not have children, they will tell you. If you're curious, just sit back and wait and let them do so by their own choosing, if and when they are ready.
Thank you, Emily, for being the best type of woman there is: one who stands up for other women.
Read her entire post here.
(h/t Daily Mail)
Photo Credit: Emily Bingham/Facebook