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I Imagine I've Been Called Worse Things Than a Box

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By Jill Arnold


ACOG advertising poster from around 2003:



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Reader Comments (47)

Also, you cut boxes open! So the metaphor is totally on target.

April 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteremjaybee

And as long as you "handle with care," it's all good, right?

April 8, 2011 | Registered CommenterJill

Wow, the cluelessness level here is really high

April 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJMT

Fra-GEE-lay. Must be italian.

April 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeah

LOL! Nice, Leah.

April 8, 2011 | Registered CommenterJill

oh my gosh emjaybee!! brilliant!

April 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBirth Smart

Emjaybee: You got it!

This is really creepy, though, taking the woman out of the equation entirely. Sure, I guess she is implied to be the box *snort* but what care do you really give to the boxes your fragile packages come in? Only enough to make sure the package is okay, and then you toss them, right?


April 8, 2011 | Registered CommenterANaturalAdvocate

It should say, "No thinking 'outside the box' allowed."

April 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

I think they should have done a whole series:

baby in flowerpot
baby in grocery sack
babies in egg cartons (multiples!)
baby in catapult (precipitous births) (cannons would also work here)
baby in oven

April 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteremjaybee

that is awful....now all pregnant woman will have to live in cardboard boxes or dressed like UPS men or something....stuff bubblewrap or Styrofoam peanuts around the baby inside of the womb. I want to make Homer stupid noises when I see that.

April 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi
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