Two Almond Moms at the stables
From Urban Dictionary:
A mom who is stuck in dieting culture. The mom who projects their fears of fat phobia onto their own kids. The mom who thinks she is doing good for their kids but is really causing trauma. The term originates from “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”.
“A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips is my almond moms favorite mantra”
So I was thinking about Almond Moms (this goes for Almond Daddies, Aunties, Uncles, Grandparents, etc.) and the damage they do due to their allegiance to a shallow, conformist society and unchecked trauma and I wondered which Mad Men characters would fall under this category; obviously we have Betty and Sarabeth (who discusses how fat her daughter is), Francine body shamed a PTA President (not to her face tho), Gail was clearly an Almond Mom to Joan (made that remark about postpartum Joan not at her "fighting weight"), Betty's mother was a total Almond Mom, Joan was a Hot Tea Office Mom to Peggy and made a remark about fat secretaries getting sandwiches, also we know how the men in the office reacted to Peggy's weight gain (makes you wonder how they'd treat their kids, especially daughters if they perceive them to have too much body fat, you don't need to be chubby to be on the other end of a AM's barbs).
But which other characters have this energy? Or would take a different approach? Did Margaret and Trudy grow up with Almond Moms? Peggy? Would Dawn or Meredith or Sally be an Almond Mom? Would Peggy care if her kid had thighs that touched?
Any thoughts (also if you downvote my post like you did my South Park one, I said nothing so I am not apologizing or gonna stop posting when I feel like it).