Facebook Pixel

Is Surgeon General Nominee Too Fat??

By July 22, 2009 - 4:52pm
Rate This

When Fox news recently called out President Obama's nominee for Surgeon General, Dr. Regina Benjamin, as being "too fat" for the job, I about fell out of my chair. (And I couldn't help but wonder if they would have gone there if she'd been a white male....) Sure, it's true that we're in an era of obesity and we've got a lot of work to do on that front, especially among our kids. But to speculate on whether the Surgeon General nominee wears a size 16 or 18 is completely absurd.

Here are a couple of articles on this latest craziness in our media:



Add a Comment1 Comments

I think that we would want our Surgeon General to represent good health. But, aren't qualifications important? She could be extremely fit, for all we know.

July 22, 2009 - 5:07pm
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.

Healthy Eating

Get Email Updates

Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!