Apparently, according to People Magazine in the United States, Louis Tomlinson is about to do something no other man has managed to do before – unless you count Adam donating a rib or Arnold Schwarzenegger’s film roles – and give birth to a baby. Not only that but he is also the father of this baby, which defies imagination unless … no, I don’t want to go there at all.
Despite what you may believe, this is a common occurrence in the world of celebrities and the media which reports their activities. The well-known man is going to be a father because he is going to have a baby. Somewhere, down in the small print which screaming / crying fans – which I assume even One Direction have – is a little side note which explains, for those of lesser intelligence or a lower standard of education, that the man isn’t really going to have a baby. In truth one of those minor hangers-on, a wife or girlfriend, is doing all the work, but he’s going to be having it because he is the celebrity; he’s the one who sells copy.
Screenshot Source: Twitter / People Magazine
Shouldn’t it be the wife or girlfriend who grabs the headline? After all, she is the one who is going to go through the whole process, who probably didn’t get presented with a cigar and a few jolly slaps on the back for a job well done. She is also the one who will be stuck with the child for a few years, or for life, after the birth while famous husband or boyfriend, whoever it may be, can just carry on grabbing the limelight.
it’s sad that media outlets need, or feel that they need, to produce such stories and belittle in the process the true workers in these stories. It’s sad that our society accepts these stories, buys these magazines, feeds their lust for similar tales. It’s sad that such blatant sexism is still rampant in a society which should appreciate the family and, above all, those who do the bulk of the work keeping the family strong through good times and bad.
- Viktoria Michaelis.