is this worst Vogue article ever written?

by gurumommy on April 17, 2012

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For those of you who may have missed it, there is a story that is raising a ‘hell storm’ (and a book deal for the author!) in this month’s Vogue.  Written by Dara-Lynn Weiss, a Manhattan mother who forced her 7-year-old daughter, Bea, onto a diet. Weiss chronicles the struggle-and her methods of depriving her daughter; publicly humiliating her, shaming her, and making her eat certain foods despite her pleas. In the end, Bea loses the weight, and they go on a shopping spree, and celebrate by posing for Vogue.  The media attention Weiss has already attracted recalls the case of another mother-Amy Chua, the “Tiger Mother” whose controversial book excerpt inThe Wall Street Journal last year, “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior,” foreshadowed an equally controversial parenting memoir, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. Others are calling it the ‘worst Vogue article ever written’, read some comments here

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