Kylie Jenner may or may not be pregnant, and there’s a reason that news might be upsetting for women in their 30s.
It’s called the ‘Fertility Industrial Complex’, and it’s a thing that’s affecting some of Girls creator, Lena Dunham’s friends.
“A solid 10 friends texted me triggered by Kylie pregnancy. I’m like ‘ladies she’s 20. We were all v fertile then, we were just broke.’,” the 31-year-old posted on Twitter.
“You know the fertility industrial complex has pushed us too far when we’re trying to stay neck in neck w/ reality stars who can’t drink yet.”
A solid 10 friends texted me triggered by Kylie pregnancy. I’m like “ladies she’s 20. We were all v fertile then, we were just broke.”
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) September 23, 2017
We should note her use of the term ‘triggered’ is likely not meant to be taken 100 per cent literally, but it’s almost an appropriate word for the way women who are struggling with their fertility feel when they hear that any celebrity – or friend, or sister, or colleague – is pregnant when they are not.