Physical attractiveness is a good indicator of enlightened decision-making for all people.
There is a "supermodel" from Brazil called Gisele Bundchen (or "Bündchen") who is married to an (American-style) football player and who is building a 20,000 square foot home in Brentwood California who apparently thinks she knows what women who have just given birth should do with their own bodies.
She said: 'I think breastfeeding really helped. Some people here think they don't have to breastfeed, and I think, "Are you going to give chemical food to your child, when they are so little?"This from a woman who also apparently said,
'There should be a worldwide law, in my opinion, that mothers should breastfeed their babies for six months.'
I'm a very private person. I like staying home and doing my stuff. I hate people invading on my privacy. I hate talking about my private life. You almost feel like they're invading your space, you know? I really hate that. I think that's very disrespectful and I think they should have a law against that.So you see, she is a private person. She doesn't want anyone "invading on" her privacy. But when it comes to what kind of decisions every woman in the entire world make about their own bodies, well, she wants a law that would invade on their privacy.
And what about mothers who are addicted to cocaine, heroin, or PCP, which can be transmitted through breastmilk? What about those mothers who have AIDS, which can also be transmitted through breastmilk? What if either the mother or child suffer from one of the rare medical conditions that make breastfeeding difficult or impossible?
Would those people, in violation of Ms. Bundchen's law, be put into prisons? Who would enforce her law? Would she send people into the homes of new mothers to ensure their compliance?
Would she create a lactation police force that would invade on the privacy of those who have just gone through the beautiful trauma of bringing new life into the world?
I guess if anyone should be in charge of telling women what to do with their own bodies, it should be someone who actually looks good. Am I right?
But then, Ms. Bundchen is also a "United Nations Environmental Ambassador" who is building a 20,000 square foot home in Brentwood.
And a paparazzo’s sneak pics of Bundchen and hubby Tom Brady [stats]’s gargantuan new Brentwood, Calif., chateau has green activists seeing red.Of course Ms. Bundchen needs all that square footage. Her duties as a "supermodel" and UN Environmental Ambassador (does she get a vote on the Security Council?) are pretty strenuous. And as for that elevator-vs-stairs thing, well, she's a "supermodel," and she has to take care of her legs. If she walks up and down stairs too much, her legs might get too muscular and therefore not photograph well.
“How big a space do two people need?” asked Philip Dowds, a Massachusetts Sierra Club official and professional architect. “A 20,000 square-foot house - the resources that it takes to put it together and the land that it needs, this just can’t happen anymore.”
According to photos taken by Los Angeles shooter Alec Byrne, who said he got a peek at the blueprints, the new West Coast lair of the Patriots [team stats]’ star quarterback and his glam wife will feature amenities including:
a wine bar and gallery
a six-car garage
a service kitchen and butler room
a pool house and lagoon-shaped swimming pool and spa
a recreation room with 19-foot ceiling.
And the manse will have an elevator - even though that seems to contradict environmental advice Bundchen offers on her own Web site to “take the stairs.”
Besides that, if Ms. Bundchen had her way, the paparazzo who took the pictures of the new home would be sent to prison for invading on her privacy.
Second pic source.
First pic source.