Tuesday, February 8, 2011

"Kids' weight rises the longer mom works, study finds"

Or, you know, if both parents work.

Which is how the headline also could have been framed, since the lead researcher in the above-referenced study emphasized that this weight increase was a "family balance issue" rather than a "maternal employment" one.

But I guess it's just assumed that "dad" doesn't have to make any difficult work-childraising choices, thus making him less responsible for the weight gain of his children.

And besides, everyone* loves a headline that has that sensational OMG-Feminism-Causes-The-Fat ring to it.

*I don't.

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