Can we stop presuming women are pregnant? 3 weeks ago

Can we stop presuming women are pregnant?

Kylie Jenner hasn't told us she's pregnant, that should be the end of it.

I was having a standard Sunday scroll yesterday evening when I stumbled upon a news piece about Kylie Jenner expecting baby number two. For a brief moment, I thought I had missed this major news and was about to cover the story that the self-made billionaire had confirmed her rumoured second pregnancy when I realised, there was no story.

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Celebrity news is frequently rooted in rumour, and don't get me wrong, we've covered rumours in the past on this site, no doubt. But for the most part, a lot of the media has moved on. There's still a ways to go, but do you not agree that it's time to stop presuming things about other women? Particularly when that presumption is a pregnancy?

According to unconfirmed reports, Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott are basking in an "about-to-be-parents-again" lovefest and an insider has claimed that they're, "in a great place" ahead of the new arrival.

One thing to note, they haven't said a word about this.

 

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There's been no confirmation. The closest we've had is Caitlyn Jenner alluding to the fact that she's going to be a grandparent again, but that could apply to literally any of her children.

Look, we're the first people who will cover this story if it's confirmed but when it comes to pregnancy, there is a level of etiquette that should be adhered to. Shouldn't such a sensitive area be off-limits until the family are ready to share?

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Beauty empire or not, it should be a rule.

Back in February, actor Natalie Portman, in a rare move, actually spoke out and commented on these damaging presumptions.

Taking to her Instagram stories the Oscar winner wrote, "Hey, so I'm totally not pregnant," alongside a screenshot of the original article. "But apparently it's still ok in 2021 for anyone to speculate and comment on a woman's body shape whenever they want?"

In July, Paris Hilton had to also rubbish reports. We covered her response to the story but never covered the rumours as that's simply what they were. The 40-year-old headed to her podcast This Is Paris to set the record straight saying, "I woke up to about 3,000 texts. All my iPhones are blowing up - all five of them - with everyone wishing me congratulations and so happy for me. I am not pregnant - not yet. I am waiting until after the wedding."

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To answer the question that Natalie Portman posed, it's not ok to speculate and comment on a woman's body shape. People have a lot of sh*t going on, many women are on a fertility journey and are facing daily challenges. Celebrity or not, women don't need this.

Kylie Jenner kept her first pregnancy journey completely private, I'd imagine she'll do the same with any future children she may have.

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But also, until it's confirmed who are we to speculate?