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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Not just different.....prettier. And that makes ALL the difference.

Last week I read an article about a plastic surgeon who has written a children’s book to help children understand cosmetic surgery. My Beautiful Mommy. Intitally I thought the story was fake news, you know, like The Onion. Sadly, it's not a fake story, it's just a story about fake people.

The publisher's website says if you order it now you will have it by Mothers Day. What a relief.

It promises to help explain all of the hard questions about tummy tucks and nose jobs. With answers like “Since I had children I cant’ fit into my clothes like I used to, now I will.” Or “Now mommy will be EVEN prettier.”

Go here, read the article, return, discuss.

5 comments:

blah blah blah said...

I am going to rant, are you ready?

This is disgusting. I don't really care that all these woman are altering their bodies EXCEPT that children look up to adults, especially parents and the whole thing seems egotistcal, self-centered and fake and is going to send the message to kids that you need to be pretty. And aren't people worried about the implication that these undesirable looks are an outcome of pregnancy and birth and that the children involved may feel that it is their fault mom HAS to have surgery? Also, the bed rest issue. We aren't even sure we can have more children because fertility treatments sometimes require bedrest and it is an optional procedure and I can't imagine being on bedrest with children for a good cause yet alone vanity surgery.

All in all, I think it is sad how low self esteem is in people of all ages and I think that issue needs to be addressed and their should be more "I'm me and that's OK kind of books" and NO My Beautiful Yet Fake Mommy books.

And didn't you just love the way the doctor looked and the mid rif top on mommy?
Come on.

-june

wesley's mom said...

The whole thing nauseates me.

There are so many reasons why this is WRONG WRONG WRONG!! I think our culture has gotten to be so-"I need everything, and I need it to be perfect, and I need it to be RIGHT NOW." coupled with the obession with celebrities there is no clear reality for lots of people.

It is unbelievable to me that anyone would think that it is a positive thing to say to a child-
I can't fit in my clothes so I am going to have surgery, have these people ever heard of diet and exercise? They obviously have money to burn why don't they hire a trainer instead of a surgeon? AND are their clothes going to fit after they have a boob job?

I could go on and on and on. I think it's awful that it's so common now to have things like this done, and I think it's beyond irresponsible for a DOCTOR to write a book of this nature for children.

blah blah blah said...

Good point, it is irresponsible for a doctor (especially a plastic surgeon) to think he knows how to address the issues of young children "dealing" with thier mothers "makeovers" yet alone publish a book.

It makes me mad that Ward can't get his origianl, funny children's book published and yet filth like this always manages to get a publisher and media coverage to boot.

-june

blah blah blah said...

Perhaps I'll write a book called: Look At My Mommy's New Boobs! or maybe Check Out Mommy's Butt!

-Ward

wesley's mom said...

I know your mommy, and neither one of those is a good idea!!

 
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