• Wed, Dec 26 2012

Rise Of The Jessica Simpson Womb Industrial Complex

1331154948_jessica-simpson-lgWalking womb Jessica Simpson gushed on Twitter over the weekend about being pregnant again, less than a year after giving birth to her first child, Maxwell. So … why are we supposed to care? And why do we?

By we, of course, I mean the collective we — not ‘we’ at Blisstree. We here at Blisstree have varying opinions about Simpson, I’m sure, some that involve caring and some that don’t. My humble opinion is that I wish she’d shut up and disappear, because I think her whole shtick is not only obnoxious but bad for humanity, or at least woman-ity.

Seriously, WTF is this lady still famous for?

I know how and why she came to be famous, but Simpson hasn’t put out an album or donned a pair of Daisy Dukes in years. All she’s done is have a womb. She is currently famous for having a womb.

And for losing weight, I guess. But even that is womb-related, since the weight she lost was put on in the service of said womb’s occupant. And now she can do it all again! It’s a brilliant strategy, from a money-grubbing, fame-mongering perspective: Get pregnant, gain pregnancy weight, lose pregnancy weight, make a huge flipping deal about every step along the way, repeat. How old is Simpson? 32? With modern fertility technology, she could probably keep this up for at least 10 more years!

We’re witnessing the rise of Jessica Simpson Womb Industrial Complex, folks. And I don’t like it.

I’m having a hard time forming my impressions here into a coherent explanation, but something about all this seems intensely sexist to me. The condition of pregnancy is not inherently interesting, gaining weight is not inherently interesting, losing weight is not inherently interesting — or at least it shouldn’t be. Yet we routinely lavish attention on Simpson and other washed-up celebs for going through these totally routine bodily processes.

We don’t just reduce women to baby incubators, we celebrate them for being baby incubators and nothing else. We hold them up as interesting and noteworthy simply for giving birth and then hurriedly erasing all signs of doing so. It sends the message that women matter not for accomplishments, character, style, opinions or anything else but their wombs and their fuckability.

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  • web

    Sounds like the article writer is a bit bitter over Jessica. It is her life to do as she pleases. The article just sounds too full of hate in general for me. Guess I will delete this feed from my list. How depressing to read and not because of Jessica Simpson’s news.

  • http://twitter.com/stephanie9130 stephanie cordero

    definitely agree with web. this article is a bit too hateful, and the language (“fuckability”) is so distasteful- not like anything i’d expect to read on blisstree.

  • Get Laid Bitter Girl

    Wow this writer has issues. Having children is a wonderful thing. Why not celebrate it? Why so hateful? I’m not the biggest Jessica Simpson fan but from what I know she has a hair product line, and clothing line. So she’s been doing things other than singing. Sounds like this bitter writer might be jealous for not being Preggers or mfuckable herself. What a surprise given her wonderful attitude. I say you’re fuckable. Go fuck yourself bitter girl.

    • L

      HAHAHAHAAHA. yes. this.