I’ve always been jealous of women. In times of trouble, men must lie to their wives and drink crappy beer with their monosyllabic friends to find a measure of relief.
But women — all women — are blessed with a close cadre of multi-racial friends with whom to dance around kitchens and living rooms ingesting all manner of health foods.
Also, women are constipated morons.
Here, I’ll let Sarah Haskins explain:
If you’re wondering whether Sarah’s being too hard on Jamie Lee and company, check out this Slate story which attempted to make sense of Activia’s supposed health benefits:
If you dig a little, Dannon seems aware that the studies it adduces to support Activia’s effectiveness are inconclusive. After all, the company funded a study by the American Society of Microbiologists that concluded, “[A]t present, the quality of probiotics available to consumers in food products around the world is unreliable.” (Dannon’s spokesman Michael Neuwirth told me, “It’s not a scientific study.”) The ASM report plays a prominent role in a class-action suit a California woman has brought against Dannon; the suit demands refunds for everyone who has paid for the yogurt, which is sold at a 30 percent inflated price for its “proven” medical promises.
Gut Instinct [Slate]