Last week Piers Morgan announced via a tweet that he would be hosting Good Morning Britain with three broken ribs.
UPDATE: I’ll be co-hosting @GMB tomorrow with 3 broken ribs. For the more fragile snowflakes among you, this is called ‘manning up’. ????????
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 3, 2017
Which would have been fine – just fine – if Morgan had not directed his comments at ‘fragile snowflakes’ and claimed this was an example of ‘manning up’.
The hashtag #womanningup began to trend when a US National Public Radio broadcaster replied to Morgan’s tweet, revealing she had hosted a radio show while she was in labour.
Then other women shared their stories.
One woman settled a case in court one hour before giving birth, another anchored newscasts during both her labours, one woman started a non-profit after her child was murdered, and another trained and performed as a dancer while undergoing chemotherapy for stage 3 ovarian cancer.
— Dr. Christine Mann (@DrMann4Congress) September 5, 2017