So after spending I don’t know how long trying to explain to somebody yesterday what it is about Feeding-Tube Bride that bothers me so much, and feeling that I had ultimately failed to get my point across, this delicious quote came along, as if it were a feather floating down from an angel’s wing:

“A cultural fixation on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty, but an obsession about female obedience. Dieting is the most potent political sedative in women’s history; a quietly mad population is a tractable one.” –Naomi Wolf, 1990

[Please note that I tried to verify the entire quote but could only find the source of the first part. If I have misquoted Ms. Wolf in any way, I apologize.]