“A doll is a reflection of the society which creates it. Our society's views on beauty are unattainable. This creates an unfair standard for girls and can give men an unrealistic expectation for what women should be, contributing to depression, eating disorders, body dysmorphic disorder and who knows how many other serious repercussions. Our culture's standards are the real problem -- the doll is just a representation of that problem. And a particularly poignant one at that, because we give it to impressionable children as a plaything. Food for thought.”
“It's not okay to be short. So if you weren't blessed with the genetics for height, sorry. you're basically a waste of human space and resources. Why don't we just sterilize all of the short people? That will really solve the ugliness epidemic we have in the world.
And as for fat, she is not fat. She's not a stick-figure, but that's OKAY. People have different bodies. "Healthy" weight is different for every person. I'm not saying it will ever be healthy to be obese, but physical appearance is not NEARLY as important as actual fitness. Overweight people who eat a balanced diet and stay active are healthier than stick thin people who don't have to worry about that because of good genetics or who starve themselves to be that way. Healthy is healthy.
Your "ideal" barbie picture just goes to show that images like the original Barbie and airbrushed magazine models really have tainted the way society views beauty.
I can't believe that comment came from an actual human person. Get your head out of your butt.”
“Most people in America weigh 400 pounds? Really? Do you even know what a 400 pound person looks like? Here's a clue: not the average American or even a considerable minority of Americans. Stop proliferating hateful stereotypes. People need to feel confident in their own skin in order to be healthy in mind and body. Touting an unrealistic ideal of any sort is harmful because everyone has a different body, genetic makeup, sociology-economical background, ect. Be glad to be you; be the best you, you can be; view others complexly -- especially when referring to an entire culture.”