A Pregnant Woman Asked Her Boyfriend to Gain Weight With Her and the Internet Is Divided

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It’s natural for guys to seek advice on the world wide web when they discover they are going to be a dad for the first time.  

However, one man’s pregnancy-related question sparked a contentious debate on reddit when he revealed that his girlfriend asked him to gain weight with her over the next nine months.

“Just last week my girlfriend found out that she’s pregnant. We are both gym rats and run and lift a lot but her question to me was startling,” he wrote. “She asked me while she’s pregnant to get fat with her. I really don’t want to lose my body but I am just so unsure about this. Anyone got tips?”

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And users on the online forum were definitely divided over the topic. For the most part, people sided with the dad-to-be, and thought his girlfriend was being selfish. 

“She doesn’t have to get fat while pregnant. And that request is extremely unreasonable,” one wrote. Another agreed, adding, “For a lot of couples, the dad gains weight with his pregnant woman by accident anyway, but encouraging it is really a bad idea especially looking at the lack of time and stress a baby brings. Losing weight will drop down the priority list and that’s even more stupid if the weight was gained on purpose and completely unnecessarily.”

A third offered this bleak prediction: 

Short answer: Do not fall for this. Don’t gain this ‘sympathy’ weight. Stick to your health.

Otherwise I imagine two scenarios: 1) Your GF will resent you for being healthy while she’s being unhealthy (She’ll hate on you for looking great while she ‘has’ to look bad) or 2) She’ll resent you for the weight gain you both agreed to (sounds irrational but I swear that sounds like a real possibility with someone who’s just asked you to give up your health like this), meaning you’ll have both given up your health for a bunch of meaningless arguing about how you ‘let’ her get fat, or helped encourage it. Then you’ll resent her. Cue endless cycle.

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Instead of criticizing the pregnant girlfriend, others sympathized with her and offered @GlutenFreejk some advice for how to make her feel better about losing her gym figure. 

“She’s insecure about her weight. Focus on her, compliment her new curves, do something that shows you still care about her regardless of her temporary appearance,” one redditor recommended. Another suggested, “She WILL gain weight, and normal-sized women are supposed to gain 25-35lbs. More than anything, reassure her that she looks great during and after pregnancy and help make healthy meals and work out with her throughout so she doesn’t feel abandoned.”

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Some pointed out that while he might not plan to gain weight with his pregnant partner, chances are he will. “I think that this is a bit of a crazy request, but you also are likely to either gain weight or be somewhat of a sh–ty dad. Pregnancy is incredibly demanding, and you should be treating her right. That means less time at the gym and more time helping her, attending classes, doctors’ appointments, etc,” they explained.

But wait… is she actually trying to help her boyfriend out like another redditor believes? “Dude she obviously knows she’s gonna be a nervous, jealous pregnant wreck and SHE is trying to help YOU,” they wrote. “You see, if you get fat then you don’t have to worry about her getting jealous of other girls since you’ll be fat, so she won’t have to eat you for existing in a fit of rage. She’s trying to help, man.”

All jokes aside, plenty of the women on the website — many of them moms themselves — urged the concerned boyfriend to remind his GF that she can exercise and stay active during her pregnancy.  

“If you have been going to the gym, she should continue going to the gym. Active people can remain active. People act like if you get pregnant you have to treat yourself like you are made of glass, but you really don’t,” one woman noted. “I was going to a personal trainer when I got pregnant with my second, and continued throughout my whole pregnancy. My doctor told me there was no reason I couldn’t keep doing what I was doing.”

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And always remember, mamas-to-be, “Pregnancy weight gain isn’t ‘getting fat.’ It’s a combination of the baby’s own weight, and her body building an entire life support system to supply the growing baby with everything they need. If she doesn’t gain that weight, the baby won’t be healthy. It’s not fat, it’s building an entire new human being out of your body.”

Preach. 

Source : https://undefined/trending/2018/09/26/Z1ROREo/pregnant-wife-asks-husband-gain-weight

People Are Divided on PETA's Crusade to Change the Classic Animal Crackers Box

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We all grew up eating animal crackers. You know the ones, they come in a red and yellow box with a little draw string that you can carry around. They sort of taste like nothing but are strangely addictive.

You could tell a lot about a kid from the way they ate those crackers. I’d nibble at their legs before working my way up to the head, while other kids would dismember them as part of some animal war before jamming all the pieces down their throat. Or maybe like you were the weirdest kid in my 2nd grade class, who ate it like cereal. He’d open the box, pour it into a bowl, open a small carton of milk and splash it all over it, then go to town.

Now, while eating your animal crackers, did you ever look at the box and feel bad about all of those animals in their cages? I mean, zoos can be pretty cruel places if they’re just capturing animals to put them on display for people to take their families on a Saturday, so it’s understandable if you do. Plus, you’d have something in common with PETA, if that was the case.

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The People for Ethical Treatment of Animals’ mission is to engage in all sorts of initiatives to ensure that our furry and finned and feathered friends are being treated with kindness and respect

Their latest one was getting on Barnum’s Animal Crackers’ case to ensure that their iconic packaging received a makeover: releasing the animals from their cages so they could roam free in the wild like nature intended.

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PETA contacted Mondelez in 2016, asking that the company change its popular animal crackers brand’s packaging to depict animals outside of their cages, so children all over the world wouldn’t think imagery of locked-up animals was normal, or wouldn’t associate cookies with captivity — who knows.

The group wrote about the victory on its website:

“For more than a century, Nabisco’s Barnum’s Animals crackers have been sold in boxes that depict lions, gorillas, elephants, and other animals caged in a circus boxcar. But following discussions with PETA, in which we suggested a new design, the brand has redesigned the packaging to show animals free in nature instead of held captive in cages for human entertainment.”

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“The new box for Barnum’s Animals perfectly reflects that our society no longer tolerates caging and chaining exotic animals for circus shows. PETA is celebrating this redesign just as we’ve celebrated the closure of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and an end to the use of wild animals in many other circuses.”

Mondelez echoed PETA’s sentiments in a statement they made to CNN:

“To continue to make the brand relevant for years to come, we felt this was the right time for the next evolution in our design, now showing the animals in a natural habitat.”

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This isn’t the first time Nabisco has changed their Barnum’s crackers box design to benefit animals, either. In the past, they collaborated with fashion designer Lilly Pulitzer to come up with some pastel-colored artwork to help raise funds to save tigers. They even made an endangered species edition of the crackers to get money for the World Wildlife Fund, along with a special zoo version that secured money for the American Zoo and Aquarium association.

Reactions to the latest box design, however, are a mixed bag. There are more than a few people on the internet who applaud PETA’s persistence in “freeing” the animals from their cages on the Nabisco boxes.

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Some pointed out that the decision to remove the animals from cages was a victory against circuses, a business that PETA has been fighting for a long time. In fact, PETA’s efforts forced the Ringling Bros. circus to officially shut down last year — the act had been around for over a century.

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There were also plenty of people who thought that PETA’s efforts, time, and money could’ve been better utilized in other endeavors that didn’t include changing the box design for a brand of sweet crackers.

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Some people jokingly feared that PETA probably still won’t be happy with the fact that the crackers are actually shaped like animals and may push for even more drastic changes to the product’s branding.

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While others employed the use of sarcasm to show just what they thought of PETA’s “brave victory” against the “cruel” Nabisco animal crackers packaging team.

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And if you dig deep enough into Twitter, you’ll find your fair share of people who were more than happy to tear into PETA for their cracker crusade. The insults were pretty blunt and ruthless.

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I believe that’s how it all went down.

Source : https://www.distractify.com/trending/2018/08/23/1f43Qd/animal-crackers-box-change