AceShowbiz - Amber Tamblyn is pregnant. "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" actress talks about her concern of how the election will affect her child in an essay for Glamour magazine and announces that she is expecting a baby girl in the process. It will be her first child with actor/comedian husband David Cross.
"Motherhood has been heavily on my mind because I am going to be a mother soon," she wrote. "I'm pregnant, with a daughter on the way. I think constantly about the world I am bringing her into. Will I get a phone call from my daughter someday, one she never wanted to make? Will I have to share with her my story, and the story of her great-grandmother's words to her grandmother?"
The mom-to-be continued, "Is it possible to protect her from inheriting this pain? How much do I have to do, as a daughter and a soon-to-be mother, to change not just the conversation about how women are seen, but the language with which conversations are spoken in?"
She went on, "Hillary Clinton is a mom. She's also a daughter. She's also a grandmother. I have wondered what kind of conversations she's had to have with her daughter about men, or what conversations Hillary's mother had to have with her about boys? When people tell me they dislike Hillary not because she's a woman but because of her record alone, I think, 'How can you be sure?' I don't think anyone can be."
"This is not a think piece asking you to reconsider Hillary Clinton's voting record. I am asking you to reconsider the world in which Hillary Clinton has had to vote. I am not asking you to rethink a woman. I am asking you to rethink women, period. Go deep. See the frame that holds the big picture."
"Men have countless examples of leaders in public office, while women have had almost none. Whether you are an actress, a teacher, a candidate for student council or a candidate for President of the United States, if you are a woman you have navigated your life solely in a world built by and for men."