It seems the madness is beginning again.
Yesterday in the supermarket queue, I idly scanned the magazine racks as usual. Nearly every magazine intended for women had as at least a bold subtitle on the cover some kind of weight loss programme - everything from bikini body to getting in shape for the New Year.
It seems to me that the western world is mad about bodies.
Female bodies more so than male, but sadly the pressures on males to conform to the "ideal" are now also stepping up. Rising rates of easting disorders in adolescent boys is just one of the nastier effects.
"Mad" however, has different meanings:
Mad, as in...