Tuesday, August 3, 2010

"Supermodel" Gisele Bundchen Wants to Control Women's Bodies

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?"

'There should be a worldwide law, in my opinion, that mothers should breastfeed their babies for six months.'
This from a woman who also apparently said,
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.

“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.”
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.

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.


Miss Malevolent said...

She's a moron.

Hey, I'd like a law passed putting a cap on celebrities' salaries.

See how that works, Gisele?

Just another pampered, Hollywood, know-it-all elite with, I'm sorry dude to disagree with you, AVERAGE looks.

For many years I thought she looked like a man. But for the bought for enhancements in her chest...she has the body of a lithe teenage boy. And that face...

Speaking of said "enhancements" I'm sure her child enjoyed the "natural" feeding.

Ricky Sprague said...

Celebrities have people who hang around them all day and tell them how amazing they are, and they start to believe it.

They say stupid things, their entourage tells them how insightful they are, and they start to believe it.

They lose the capacity for empathy. Ms. Bundchen had a great experience giving birth (she is fabulously wealthy and can afford the best care and the best servants), and breastfeeding (she has a job that involves basically standing around and looking attractive and people who will conform to her schedule) and she thinks, "Why doesn't everyone do this? They must be selfish."

She can't imagine people living any other way than FABULOUSLY.

So she says fatuous things and thinks she's being insightful, and enlightened.

It doesn't help that she has an IMPORTANT title like "UN Environmental Ambassador."

In a way, I feel sorry for her. Perhaps I should take her out on a date some time; you know, to make her feel better.