The sixth invisible team member

Hats off to this Olympian who is able to curl while pregnant. Hats off also to the reporter who correctly identifies that there are six people in the picture here:

As with all curling teams, Team Canada features five members. Well, six, if you really want to get technical with it. Alternate Kristie Moore, 30, is 5½ months pregnant, making her just the second athlete ever known to be with child during Olympic competition. Ninety years ago, Swedish figure skater Magda Julin won a gold medal at the Antwerp Games while in her first trimester.

Funny how we so easily get it right with wanted pregnancies.


Update: Check Feministing for a comment on this very news item about the pregnant curler. Then read the comments. Mostly people thought the initial post was out of line. But there’s also this:

If the mother wishes to keep the kid, then I have no issue if she refers to it as it’s own entity already. My mother does/did similar to me “Oh, you *have* gone to Disney World and Mardis Gras, you just couldn’t see it.”

Please note that “what the mother feels” is the basis for the pro-abortion movement. Not science. Not logic. Feelings. Which, if you are me, change drastically from day to day, even hour to hour. There is a reality behind the feelings, one that some feminists are apparently completely unwilling to see. (h/t)

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