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Because If Women’s Bodies Aren’t Perfect, We Don’t Want ‘Em


Today in the NY Times Thursday Styles section, that bastion of feminism, there’s an article called “Is the ‘Mom Job’ Really Necessary?” I could not fathom what this article might be about…part time jobs for women with kids maybe?

But no. The first three paragraphs make it very clear that the mom job is something else entirely:

Dr. David A. Stoker, a plastic surgeon in Marina Del Rey, Calif., has a surgical cure for the ravages of motherhood. He, like many plastic surgeons nationwide, calls it a “mommy makeover.”

Aimed at mothers, it usually involves a trifecta: a breast lift with or without breast implants, a tummy tuck and some liposuction. The procedures are intended to hoist slackened skin as well as reduce stretch marks and pregnancy fat.

“The severe physical trauma of pregnancy, childbirth and breast-feeding can have profound negative effects that cause women to lose their hourglass figures,” he said. His practice, Marina Plastic Surgery Associates, maintains a Web site, amommymakeover.com, which describes the surgeries required to overhaul a postpregnancy body.

Ah. I see. We’re going to celebrate motherhood (see: every single tabloid out there), but not mother’s bodies. Saggy breasts? Can’t have that — even if they’re a bit saggy because they fed a baby for a year. No matter, once breastfeeding is over, breasts must go back to being objects of sexual desire, and so, “perfect.”

What’s next? The “dad job” that includes hair transplants, lipo of the gut, and but implants? I think it’ll be a cold day in hell before we see that one…

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