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Thin Women Are Post-Baby Body-Shamed All The Time, And That’s Not Cool Either

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If you don’t bounce back from having a baby right away, you’re probably going to be body-shamed, but if you do bounce back immediately, watch out: you are still going to be body-shamed. At least that’s what happened to model Erin McNaught recently after she posted a selfie of her rockin’ 4-months-postpartum bod.


According to The Inquisitr, McNaught was “very proud of the work she put in” to get her post-baby body looking great and she uploaded the pic to show her progress, but because the internet is a terrible hate machine, the picture was met with insane criticism.

“Instead of seeing a hot mama who clearly worked hard for her figure (which is, of course, important to her career), a bunch of people decided to concern troll McNaught. The 32-year-old Australian model was shamed left and right for daring to upload the “triggering” image. Experts gave opinions that nobody asked for about this woman’s body, declaring her body an unrealistic example for new mothers to follow.”

Of course a super model is an unrealistic example for new mothers. Her body was unrealistic for most women before she got pregnant. Why would we expect anything different post-baby? And why should she be shamed for having better-than-average genes?

Angry commenters accused this woman of everything from having screwed up priorities to being anorexic to being a bad mom to body-shaming other people just by the mere act of posting a photo of her own body. I don’t get the hate. McNaught didn’t post this photo with “No Excuses” emblazoned across her abs or tell other women they were lazy failures for not looking like a supermodel. She did what a lot of women do after they have a baby: she talked about the progress she is making in feeling at home again in her own body. Her body just happens to naturally be a lot hotter than most of ours.

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