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Diatribe: I Don’t Think Mila Kunis’ “Kimmel” Skit Was Funny.

06/13/2014

I think Mila Kunis is a beautiful actress, she was fantastic in Black Swan and she does a great job providing the voice of Meg Griffin on “Family Guy” but I was not amused when she poked fun at dads-to-be during a recent appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”.  During her interview the visibly pregnant actress stopped to make a public service announcement of sorts that was supposed to find humor in removing the role of fathers-to-be from the process of childbirth.

I think I have a pretty good sense of humor but I also find it wrong for a woman to allege that a man helps to begin the process of childbirth and then vanishes for nine months.  It’s probably safe to assume that the majority of fathers are present, standing strong beside the mother of their unborn child, to help her in any way that they can and I’d like to think that most mothers-to-be are fine with the phrase “we’re pregnant”.

It’s a fact that fathers don’t experience the physical pain of childbirth but that’s not their fault and should in no way lessen the importance of their participation in the process.  And it’s certainly not a reason to poke fun at them.

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  1. My wife and I went through this together three times. Twice my mother and father in law were in the delivery room, except they were asked to leave during #2 when a complication arouse. That will scare the crap out of you as a parent and I am glad we were there together. The complication was not unusual, but did not happen every day. #3 also had a complication with cord around the neck causing my daughter to come out purple. This was not unusual and the doctor fixed it without a hitch, but we are glad we were there together.

    Fathers are not stupid knowing we are not the quarterback, understanding the best we can the pain and discomfort our wives are going through. But, we are there for Lamaze and do what we can to make the quarterback as comfortable as possible. Child birth is not easy and things do happen. But, parenting is even tougher, so it makes it a lot easier with two heads, four arms, four legs and two sets of keys. As Forrest Gump would say, “that is all I am going to say about that.”

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