Natalie Portman has been getting flack for her Academy Awards acceptance speech for her role in “Black Swan.”

Not because of anything she said about the uber-psych-thriller role that won her the award or because of any Oscar night faux pas like forgetting to acknowledge her fellow Best Actress nominees. She’s coming under fire for a speech that acknowledged her nascent motherhood as “the most important role” of her life, referring to her ever-growing pregnancy, which I must say was beautifully draped in a luscious plum-colored Rodarte gown that I wouldn’t mind owning.

Some women are shaking their heads over the reference to her soon-to-be-born baby by saying, “Really?” Of all the things you’ve done in your life — receiving the Best Actress award at the Oscars, earning a degree from Harvard, and building an impressive filmography — you’re really going to say that getting knocked up and pushing out a baby is the highlight of your life?

But I say feminists like me ought to have Portman’s back on this one.  Think I’m crazy?  That’s what I’m writing about today over at Politics Daily.

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