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Did Pregnancy Make You a Woman?

Papa Joe Simpson recently said that daughter Ashlee, 24, became a woman the day she found out she was pregnant. Do you agree with his sentiment or were you a woman before you were with child?


roxtarchic roxtarchic 8 years
those poor daughters of his is all i can think of any time i read some stupid statement out of his mouth... him and the lohan creep. i feel so bad for their daughters, its a shame to have to jump over these hurdles in life created by your parents...
Sarana Sarana 8 years
I don't think his comment was icky (earlier comments have been icky though). I guess I juts thought he meant it as she grew up, nothign sexual about it. She is still very young so maybe she was very girlish and irresponsible before (getting pregnant unplanned) and now has changed into an adult woman with responsibilities.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
Don't get me started on this. I'm married, and we're child-free by choice. I was told by another woman (several years younger than me with two children) that I was not a woman because I don't have children. That's ludicrous.
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 8 years
"I guess at least he didn't say that pregnancy gave her double Ds." lol, greggie!!
Beauty Beauty 8 years
Word, schnappycat.
Aphrosette Aphrosette 8 years
Maybe it "made her a women" in his eyes because she was so young when she got pregnant, and not necessarily age-wise but her general maturity level. She still reminds me of a high school aged hippie
RenSis RenSis 8 years
Call me old fashion, but shouldn't the transition between girl and woman happen before conceiving a child? At 24 years old, I'd only hope that she would be adult enough to consider herself a woman without becoming pregnant first.
mhg mhg 8 years
didn't some jean company say that their jeans made you feel like a woman? hmmm. and becoming a mother certainly made me feel pretty impressed with myself...but i guess lots of things do :) and i agree that for those who choose not to have children or who can't biologically conceive, that statement would be sure to ellicit a WTF?
runningesq runningesq 8 years
Um, no. Pretty sure my vajay is what makes me a woman.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 8 years
i haven't had children yet, but i don't consider having children or being pregnant as the catapult for becoming a woman. Perhaps he meant maturity? :shrug: Being pregant/bearing kids is an aspect of being a woman but isn't the true definition. Becoming a full adult woman is a more personal and, at times, spiritual moment that varies for people.
masonsmama masonsmama 8 years
I find this comment so incredibly sexist, like we're back in the era where a woman's role was to produce children and take care of their husband. Then again, I'd expect little else from Papa Joe aka creepiest dad EVER.
LilaBo LilaBo 8 years
yes, he is icky.
luckyme luckyme 8 years
He is so icky. If my dad said things like that about me, I would be seriously disgusted...and a little angry. Can't they tell him to SHUT IT. Anyway, no it did not make me a woman. I was a woman before I got pregnant. It changed things about me, but had no bearing on my womanhood. I also agree with Schnappy, what does this say about all of those who can't/don't have children? They can't be women? Statements like this, while not meant to be, are borderline offensive.
Greggie Greggie 8 years
I guess at least he didn't say that pregnancy gave her double Ds. *shudder*
meandtheo meandtheo 8 years
i had a big month the month my daughter was born. she was born 9 days before i turned 30 and two weeks after my husband and i bought our first house.... i did feel like all of things made me more of a woman..
Roarman Roarman 8 years
That guy says the creepiest things.
Greggie Greggie 8 years
"and Papa Joe the Skeeviest dad in the world would know the status of ashlees womanhood how?" No kidding. I also agree with schnappycat.
schnappycat schnappycat 8 years
I think this type of thinking does women who can't or choose not to have children a great disservice. Are they not real women then? It's very odd to me.
aka-Daria aka-Daria 8 years
it weirds me out when people say pregnancy made them a woman...i always think "were you a man before and this is some spectacular post op?" buuut, whatever floats peoples' boats i guess.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
and Papa Joe the Skeeviest dad in the world would know the status of ashlees womanhood how?
JennyJen2 JennyJen2 8 years
I found I personally had a new/different appreciation for my parents, but I was a woman before the pregnancy.
Greggie Greggie 8 years
No. I became a different kind of woman when I got pregnant, but it wasn't when I fully became a woman. Regardless of if I'd had children, I'd have "felt like a woman."
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