Also known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Which I totally support.
I have an aunt who kicked breast cancer’s ass. I know more than a few people who have had breast cancer scares.
Cancer sucks. There are no ifs, ands, or buts about it. Cancer sucks.
But this facebook thing-a-ma-jig where women are posting that they are X number of months along and craving X as their status isn’t raising my awareness of breast cancer.
It’s raising my dang blood pressure.
As an Infertile, I. Am. Pissed.
As someone who can’t get and stay pregnant, I hurt.
I know that my struggles with infertility aren’t exactly common knowledge on my facebook page, but that doesn’t mean pretend pregnancy proclamations are things I want to see.
I have zero delusions that my feelings would stop any of these statuses (statusi???) from people posted if my infertility was posted all over.
I’m well aware that I can remove these status updates from my news feed.
I’m aware that I may be more that a little sensitive.
A lot of people don’t realize that the proclamations of pregnancy and cravings aren’t announcements and part of a facebook meme. More than a few people have commented in astonishment at post-menopausal pregnancy statuses.
I also noticed not a single person I know who is struggling with infertility posted one of these statuses.
I understand the right to say whatever you want on your facebook page.
Momma always said, think before you speak.
All I’m asking is that you be aware of what you’re saying and who may be reading it.
Think before you post.