Cognitive Dissonance —
After mentally exhausting myself from writing this monster, I did some cursory research and stumbled across something that blew my fucking mind. I have to share it.
It turns out that Dr. Stephanie Walsh, the Medical Director of Children’s Hospital of Atlanta who we’ve been calling all week, has a profile on Sharecare, a website where people can ask medical questions and get a response from a medical professional.
Dr. Walsh answered a question about how to help an overweight child and she proposed the following answer, completely oblivious to the hypocrisy contained within the red box:
Tell me, Dr. Walsh. You begin by advising that you not “judge your child” or “make jokes about their weight” and that it is important to help that child maintain their self-worth and increase their self-esteem.
Can you help me understand how these billboards achieve any of those goals?
Let Stephanie know what you think:
Medical Director of CHOA
404 785 6104
This is her admin, Janet, so please be polite.