Last night on Twitter, Morning Joe host Mika Brzezinski posted a photo of herself on a scale, weighing in at 135.9 lbs., with the caption, "My weight. One year ago today I was 118 and felt fat. I feel good about this actually."
Brzezinski's struggles with body acceptance have been very public. She recently published a book — Obsessed: America's Food Addiction — and My Own — in which she admits to a history of bulimia and dangerous eating habits. Tweeting her weight to her 100,00+ followers is a very big step for her (and her publicity team) and it's a very big deal for women who have long been conditioned to guard how much we weigh, as if making the information public could potentially unravel the universe — like the key in Buffy or the Galaxy in Men in Black.