This article on Fox News and on other media outlets has me wanting to spit fire out my nostrils, chew up ten penny nails and cough up railroad spikes. I have had the warped visions of the celebrity adopters up to my tonsils and I am tired of it all. This one really was over the top and she isn't even a major celebrity. At least Jennifer Anniston hasn't used preserving her physique as an excuse for adopting, although that might very well be a factor.
(*It has made me so mad that my evil twin, Damn Skippy, who posts parenthetically and in dark red, has surfaced in this post.)
By: Hollie McCay
The "Biggest Loser" trainer is under fire (*good!) for saying she doesn't want to give birth because she doesn't want to lose her figure.
There is no doubt (*Says who?) that “The Biggest Loser” trainer Jillian Michaels has one of the best bodies in America, and given her childhood history of being overweight, it's something the 36-year-old has worked ultra-hard to achieve (*Can you say "obsessed?"). So hard in fact, that she’s not willing to let it slide even to become a biological mother.
“I’m going to adopt. I can’t handle doing that to my body,” Michaels told the new issue of Women’s Health magazine. “Also, when you rescue something, it’s like rescuing a part of yourself.”
Yeah, right. That is so unprofound and meaningless. I am sure she was trying to be deep, but she missed the mark by a mile.
Regardless of her body, she has a mean, arrogant attitude. She mentioned, in one interview, that adopting would be like rescuing a dog from the shelter. WHAT???? There are, of course, those who are coming to her defense, but if Ms. Michaels thinks that she can just go to the local baby shelter and ask to see the new litters, she is out of her snarling mind.
Because she is successful and has the dough to get what she wants, there will probably be some young woman somewhere that will wind up kicking herself in the ass in a few years for relinquishing her baby. Michaels will probably be drilling her poor, little adoptee on treadmill and jump rope and feeding the kid skim milk and granola and salads with never an ice cream cone nor a birthday cake to be had. The kid will hit eighteen and start main-lining pizza.
One "expert" (see the article) supports this facetious reason for adopting, citing Michael's bout with childhood obesity and parental neglect. Yeah, it sucks being her, but she doesn't need to take another woman's baby to support her precarious self-esteem. No, if she is that frightened of what pregnancy and childbirth will do to her body, she shouldn't get pregnant. I have no problem with that. I know many women who have chosen not to have babies for good reasons. It's the adoption part that makes me want to force her to drop and give me 100,000. How dare she equate taking a baby from its mother with a trip to the animal shelter?
How dare she minimize the wonder of giving birth as doing something bad to your body? Honey, I'll take my soft tummy and stretch marks any day when I can talk to my children on the phone and laugh with them and feel that wonderful intimate connection. How dare she have the arrogance and short-sightedness to think she would be a good adopter with her hang-ups? Get a clue, Frau Fuhrer. You have some issues and not a lot in the way of good role-modeling as preparation for parenthood. Give yourself a break. Don't try for a baby. Go get a nice dog or two. Maybe you can treadmill train them.
(*Oh, and try lightening your eyebrows, BeeYotch.)