13th Carnival of Radical Feminists

The latest Carnival of Radical Feminists is up at Shut Up, Sit Down.

Check out the Feminist Peace Network’s post about a children’s book called My Beautiful Mommy, which tells the tale of a mother who gets plastic surgery to make herself feel better after having kids. Seriously:

So here’s the deal, kids-Mom gained a few pounds and stretchmarks giving birth to you. Yes you, and in a world where size 0 is the new size 6, that means that every day Mommy is subjected to a gazillion messages telling her that her body is no longer beautiful. Therefore, Mommy is going to subject herself to major surgery in order to feel good about herself again but really it is no big deal, getting a new belly is just like getting a new dress or new lipstick except you get a big bandage…