I’m honestly not sure what to feel about this article. I’m happy they are finally making Barbies of different shapes and sizes but the reactions of the little girls is heartbreaking. I wonder how many of the little girls acted this way? How did the others respond?
…a 6-year-old speaks as if she’s the curvy doll. Here’s what she says: “Hello, I’m a fat person, fat, fat, fat.” … Another child says she doesn’t want to hurt that Barbie’s feelings, so she spells it: “F-A-T.” … when adults weren’t in the room, focus-group girls often undressed the curvy dolls and laughed at them.
I’d love to hear what you think about this! It’s so easy to blame the parents but we as a society have to accept some of the blame. Women have enough to worry about without being held to impossible standards.
Most people think as a trainer I’m here to get them in skinny jeans. However, that’s not what I focus on. I build strength and confidence in women, helping them love the body they live in. Yes, they often lose weight, but it’s the confidence and pride they develop that I love. Hearing these kindergarten girls already fat-shaming is heartbreaking.