Bring on the Gimp


The war on obesity often seems to be less about the waddlers, and more about a choice opportunity to slap around favored whipping boys. Thus, depending on the proclivities of the speaker, we've heard that corporate America is to blame, for selling junk, upsizing, and seducing kids (and sometimes adults) with cool toys, like talking Homer Simpson watches. We've heard that suburban America is to blame, for keeping us locked up in cars, which have also been super-sized. We've heard that the diet industry is to blame, for telling us to worry about fat or carbs, but not calories.

Now meet another familiar gimp, if you can make it to the end of this 7,500 word-plus piece in Policy Review: The Working Mom is to blame, as are moms who don't breastfeed.