Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Vanity, Thou Art the Biggest Loser

The 54-point Helvetica cover blurb (“Look Better Naked” — presumably the most important issue for women) gives ample warning to anyone who might otherwise be enticed to read the Women’s Health interview with Jillian Michaels. But for happy, health-conscious mothers who might not notice it, TV’s biggest loser reminds them that as for pregnancy, “I can’t handle doing that to my body.” So she’s going to adopt.

Now, adoption is a noble thing, and most adoptees are better off for it (I should know). But if adoption’s a choice not to lose one’s figure, we should thank God there aren’t too many Jillian Michaelses out there. Not only would I not want a mother whose body image is paramount, but I might not have been born at all, because so few women in her universe are giving birth in the first place!

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