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dawnd
Aug. 25th, 2008 08:28 am (UTC)
I hope this is the joke it appears to be....
firecat
Aug. 25th, 2008 09:06 am (UTC)
It's a joke. Somehow I don't find it very funny though.
wild_irises
Aug. 25th, 2008 07:07 pm (UTC)
It would be funny if it wasn't so plausible.
xiphias
Aug. 25th, 2008 11:14 am (UTC)
The "Does Your Child Qualify" questionaire consists of one question: "Can you afford to pay cash for the procedure?"
dawnd
Aug. 25th, 2008 08:05 pm (UTC)
Hey, isn't that the only thing that really matters??
loracs
Aug. 25th, 2008 08:47 am (UTC)
Until I read a little ways into it, I thought it was real. Once I saw it as a joke, I could stop holding my breath and laugh. The very sad fact is there probably is or will be something like this site.

We start weighting babies from the moment of birth and continue throughout their childhood. From a medical P.O.V., this is important data, but in this fat-phobic society, this number is also used to shame/blame first the mother and later the child if he or she is fat.
jenk
Aug. 25th, 2008 06:27 pm (UTC)
It is also used to shame/blame the mother if the child is thinner/smaller than average. "You should feed her more/less and breastfeed/supplement with formula/stop using formula" - basically whatever you're doing is wrong, and the implication is that you're deliberately starving your child.

Edited at 2008-08-25 06:27 pm (UTC)
ataventure
Aug. 25th, 2008 01:03 pm (UTC)
$10 says they've already gotten 100 orders.
ridingthewind
Aug. 25th, 2008 09:28 pm (UTC)
That site does quite a good job at looking legitimate at first glance.
firecat
Aug. 25th, 2008 09:29 pm (UTC)
They sure do have all the lingo down.
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