Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Is This Woman Too Fat to Be Surgeon General?

This is Dr. Regina Benjamin, whom Obama has nominated for the position of U.S. Surgeon General. As Linda Bergthold says in the Huffington Post:
Hold on a moment, folks! Obama's nominee, Dr. Regina Benjamin, holds a MacArthur Genius Award, is the first African American woman to be elected to the Board of the AMA and the Alabama Medical Association and has served a rural community in Alabama with unselfish dedication.
I think all this kerfuffle about her weight is ridiculous.

Perspective, friends, perspective.

1 comment:

  1. Our society is so fat focused. She could have other less visible flaws (is being fat a flaw?) that we'll never know about. Being overweight is so unfair in so many ways.