Rapper Kreayshawn became the poster child for pregnant millenials in a recent article in the progressive online site The Atlantic. In the May 2013 piece, the author dissected images on the Gucci Gucci hip hop artist’s MySpace page and a recent post she made about pregnancy on her her Tumblr account to come to the conlcusion that her reactions are symbolic of a selfish generation.
“Yeah, I’m pregnant! It sucks. If your not pregnant don’t get pregnant for a while because there’s all these symptoms that make you feel weird and hurt and are uncomfortable and 9 months is really really long especially towards the end. You have to pack away all your slutty crop tops and high waisted shorts. Your stressed all the time and in pain and bored on top of that because, at the end of the day if your friends cant smoke with you or even around you they will find something better to do. And when you do ge to go out with some friends your feet and back usually hurt within an hour. Hopefully I will be doing the post in a few months saying how it was all worth it but, I am sure I will be dead from lack of sleep and breastfeeding and changing poopie diapers that I won’t have time to post that. So holla”
Okay, I get it. I suppose a 30-something year old mom may have a different reaction to pregnancy symptoms, may have done advance researche and had known what to expect, or may have had or interacted with friends and family who were once pregnant and also shared their experiences. But is the article fair? It seems her words could be attributable to a number of random young moms during any time in history, in general. And people used to say things about my generation, X.
What do you think? Is she indicative of GenY or is this an unfair assessment? Why?