“We have done our service by populating and creating the next future taxpayers and war veterans, we did our bit and now it’s time to give back to the overlooked soldiers. MOTHERS!”
Because what says good self-esteem like a tummy tuck and a new pair of boobs?
But don’t be all judgey now – face lifts wouldn’t be part of the package deal – it would only include “body restoration” such as vaginoplasty, breast augmentation, liposuction of “fatty areas”, tummy tucks and more.
You know, just the necessary stuff.
Why is this surgery required, you ask? Ms Brine argues that after “horrific” childbirth, women feel bad about their bodies and by allowing them to completely “fix” said body using taxpayers money, they will improve their mental health and self-esteem. Naturally.
In case you don’t quite understand just how gross and shameful a woman’s post-baby body can be, Ms Brine has kindly summed it up for you by likening them to an incredibly hideous garment one should not be forced to wear:
“If you put an ugly jumper on, and think ‘I can’t wear that!’ Well at least you can take that ugly jumper off. Women can’t take off what is bothering them, unlike an ugly jumper. It’s stuck and is a loose skin jumpsuit and its a part of them and it affects everything. It’s mostly in their mind it haunts and when they are alone looking at their reflections, but reality hits when it comes to being intimate to going swimming with the kids.”
It makes us angry. It leaves us confused. And most of all, it makes us feel sad for Ms Brine and any of the other 6486 people who have signed her ill-informed petition.
To say that a woman’s postpartum body, the very body that brings another human being into this world, is something that should be irrevocably altered in the name of “mental health” is offensive to humankind.