Saturday, January 20, 2007

Gisele Bundchen, educate yourself!

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen thinks she knows what causes anorexia: weak families.

Because she's not anorexic, and she comes from a strong family, she's deduced that anorexics must come from weak families.

This is what's known in philosophy as a tautology. Or something like that. It's faulty reasoning, circular logic, and a bunch of hooey.

It's also unfortunate that someone with as much power to draw media attention is saying things like this, because many families and professionals will listen to her uninformed words.

Gisele, I'm glad you're able to be a supermodel without falling prey to the awful disease of anorexia. But frankly, you don't know what you're talking about here.

Take a look at some of the very latest research on anorexia and genetics. Then how about coming out with a more useful pronouncement on the topic?

I dare you.


Anonymous said...

How sad that her "strong family" didn't teach her to have more compassion. The mother of the Brazilian model who recently died of anorexia was recently quoted. “Take care for your children because their loss is irreparable. Nothing can make the pain go away. No money in the world is worth the life of your child.” Imagine her distress at hearing Bunchen's words. The comment that "parents are responsible" for anorexia is not only wrong, it's cruel and...ugly.

Anonymous said...

The story isn't getting much coverage over here in the UK so I hadn't heard the words of the sad mother. They are beautiful and deserve much more circulation.