Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Is She Thin Enough?

Michelle Obama is talking about her daughters' weight again. How many girls do you know who are comfortable with the nation discussing their weight and scrutinizing their changing bodies? Is Michelle Obama's concern about health? Or is it about the cultural prescription that girls must always be thin?

"I cringed when I read where President Barack Obama referred to his own daughter Malia as “chubby.” How did she feel to realize that the most important man in her life found fault with her appearance and then told the whole world about it?" -- sandymaple