When Mad Men presented an overweight Betty Draper Sunday night, I shivered with dread. We are still a society that does not know how to deal with women and weight when it comes to entertainment. Will fat woman always be a joke or a tragedy?
Neither too involved nor too uninterested parents have any interest at all in the inner life of their children -- their hopes, desires, dreams. And without nourishing those aspects, we starve them of everything from imagination to hope.