B.ones M.eat I.diocy

(Alternate irrelevant title: Bitchy Mummies Inc.)

Oh, Body Mass Index, with your magical ability to make most everyone feel somehow like they’re failing at life. Long thought to be a racist, narrow and dangerous view held by modern medicine, the BMI is the measurement by which all people are judged to be obese or emaciated or “normal.” The simple formula only accounts for one’s height and weight doesn’t consider many factors, including athleticism, muscle-fat ratio, lifestyle or build.

Blogger Kate Harding built a slideshow to illustrate its failings.