I hate those MSN teasers that grab my attention when all I’m trying to do it check my Hotmail. Last week it was “Nontraditional Jobs For Men” (let me guess, librarian made the list? Bingo). Yesterday it was “Too Old to be a Dad,” proving Microsoft’s a little late to the old dad game, though I do have to give them credit for using a subhead like The Ticking Prostate.
I wanted to click the hell out of there and then got further sucked into the hideousness of “Having a Positive Plus-Size Pregnancy.” I was just thinking about that on the subway the other morning, how lately there has been news devoted to all the troubles with being fat and conceiving and I call bullshit. Tub o’lardness has never kept anyone from procreating. Do these writers never set foot outside? I’m not all pudge power, but really wouldn’t you think that if anything people would be more concerned with the consequences of emaciated ladies getting knocked-up? But then, MSN would have no audience for their "40 Flat Belly Foods " (which sadly, I did skim through—how the hell am I supposed to steam green beans for lunch in an office?).