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08th Aug 2016

New mother responds brilliantly to being body shamed at her local pool

She fought back...

Rebecca Keane

When will people leave mamas alone?

Between body shaming and women being shamed for breastfeeding while in public, the world is not a great place for women in 2016.

Despite many mothers going through the tough process of having children, there still remains some ignorant people that make criticisms of their bodies.

One woman who was recently subjected to this criticism was Lexi Sinclair, while she was swimming with her newborn son, Christian.

Posting to Facebook, Lexi told of how a woman at the pool told her to cover her body.

“So today I took my 4 month old son to the pool. While putting Christians pool hat on, a woman (maybe mid 50s) comes up and makes conversation with me about Christian. Asking me his age, how much he weighs, how he sleeps, etc. She then proceeded to tell me that the men at the pool would feel more comfortable if I was in a one-piece swim suit because a bikini isn’t appropriate for a mother, especially one who’s “still recovering.” Anyone who knows me knows I had a few words forthis crazy, ballsy woman. But instead I just smiled, kissed my son and told her, “I’m proud of my body. In just one year I’ve gained 50 pounds, and lost 37. I’ve grown a human and given birth to a beautiful miracle. My body provided food for my child. So, no, my body might not be the best sight for other men to see. My stretch marks and tummy pudge might not be sexy. But they’re proof that I’ve done something amazing, and I have a man that loves me and finds me even sexier and more beautiful now. To be honest, I don’t give a tiny rats ass what other men, or a prissy twit like you think. Have a nice day though.”

What a hero.

All images via Facebook