Amal Colooney is pregnant, did you know that? Couple, George Colooney and Amal are expecting not only one baby but twins and she is “blossoming”. Also, she wore yellow, which is a “brave colour” in which to “show off” her bump.Brave Amal Clooney.
But we must say “careless Amal” when we look her feet as she was wearing not 2 inch, 3 inch but four inch heels. Well, that is a real bravery but we all call it an unwise thing for a pregnant woman.
We all know that pregnant Amal Colooney is also an international human rights lawyer who is currently petitioning the UN to take action on Isis’s genocidal atrocities in Iraq against the Yazidi people.
In some of the pictures of Amal Clooney with her “blossoming” bump, in her brave yellow and her towering shoes, you can even see Nadia Murad – a young Yazidi woman who was enslaved and raped by Isis, and who Clooney is now representing.
But whatever you do as a woman, you always have to be dragged back to your femaleness and judged on your femininity. Mass will only drag the topic of Mrs Colooney’s pregnancy.
But we should instead be saying “sensible Amal Clooney”? After all, when the world’s media is looking at, inspecting every portion of your body, it would be unfortunate to draw attention to the wrong kind of bumps.
Might be Amal thought she was presenting some urgent humanitarian action, but – ha ha! – no chance. You are the support structure to a swelling womb. You are a fashion plate, for spectators unfortunately.
Actually there is no no privacy in a pregnant body, as any woman who’s been pregnant can tell you. All the judgement and intrusion that is generally aimed at women is redoubled against those gestating: everything you eat is up for judgement, everything you do is an occasion for tutting, and anyone who fancies it feels entitled to lay a hand on your belly because, hey, is it even your belly anymore when you’re growing a person in there?
What other sane response could there be to someone who is not only taking on Isis, but doing it while her body simply gets on with assembling new humans, cell by cell? But we do not live in a reasonable society. We live in a world where a woman’s body is always dearest topic for society.