As if motherhood wasn’t already hard enough, new moms must now combat the “Goddess Myth.”
My babies were both c-sections. The one who got breastmilk has horrible allergies. The other one doesn’t, and she was bottle-fed from Day 1.
There isn’t one perfect way.
Just like there isn’t one perfect woman.
Or way to mother. ******
Here’s an excerpt. Link in bio. ******
“This kind of mom-shaming, in which people feel licensed or even morally obligated to single out certain behaviors as wrong, might explain why many mothers I spoke to talked about their introductions to motherhood in the language of failure.”
Nadia Elena Comăneci (born November 12, 1961-…) is a Romanian Olympic gold medalist, who at the age of 14 in the Olympic games during the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, became the first gymnast to be awarded a perfect score of 10.0. In all, she received six more perfect 10s in Montreal, as well as three gold medals. Four years later, she won two gold medals at the 1980 Olympics in Moscow. She won nine Olympic medals and four World Championship medals during her career.
On July 18, Comăneci made history at the 1976 Summer Olympics, when during the team compulsory portion of the competition, she was awarded the first perfect 10 in gymnastics for her routine on the uneven bars. However, Omega SA the traditional Olympics scoreboard manufacturer was led to believe that it was impossible to receive a perfect ten, thus the scoreboard was not programmed to display that score. Comăneci’s perfect 10 thus appeared as “1.00,” the only means by which the judges could indicate that she had indeed received a 10. The crowd was at first confused, but soon understood and gave her a rousing ovation.
Comaneci retired from competition in 1984 and worked as a coach for the Romanian team before defecting to the United States via Hungary in 1989. Comaneci currently does television commentary, writes for gymnastic publications, and travels the world promoting the sport.
“If the scoreboard would have been OK to show the 10, would the impact have been the same? Even an electronic thing was not able to show that,” Comaneci said. “It probably made the story a little bigger.”