The Shame of it all!

I have been reading a lot of article about “plus-size” or about “skinny shaming” and I say STOP THE SHAMING!!!

Personally I’ve had a lot of problems with this from others and it is something that I’ve noticed has been happening a lot more in the last couple of years. When I’ve had a lot of problems with this, all the guys in my family are tall and skinny. Now for some reason over the last couple of years I have continually been asked if my brother, cousin, Uncle are alright, because they don’t like they’ve been eating. Hereditary-wise my family are all skinny until we get to about 30 and then it’s all downhill. Even my Dad’s nickname was “Bones” because of how skinny he was, and he’s not any-more.

The main issue I have with this topic is I have yet to see someone take responsibility for how they feel. No one is saying “Why do I feel this way?” Everyone just blames magazines and models and celebrities (or is some cases I’ve seen some women blame men) “We can’t control what our kids do and see”. I’m sorry, these people don’t owe us anything. The model, the magazine, the celebrity…They don’t actually owe us anything and I highly doubt that their intentions are too make us feel bad about ourselves? When did it become the responsibility of those who are unknown to us, the outer influences, to make ourselves feel good about ourselves?

Mattel … Open-Minded or Evil Genius?!

So I am sure by now that most of you have the seen the “new and improved” Barbie’s?

Barbie’s most diverse incarnations through the years (SBS Article) … Personally this has been my favourite article on the matter.

I for one don’t really care either way. I never used to play with my Barbie’s and played with them to look like them. My Barbie’s taught me to create and play and come up with crazy “lifestyles” (I had one Barbie that could only live on junk food, she was my fav =D)

Now, most people may not like what I’m going to say. If a doll is giving you self-esteem issues, you have issues already and possibly that involves BAD PARENTING. It’s like with anything in life, it’s up to you to give you your self-esteem, it’s not anyone else’s job or responsibility to teach you good self-esteem. It most certainly is not up to a doll to do that either. When will people start taking responsibility again? I don’t think these parents not buying Barbie is good parenting practice either. How about they just say “Well if you’re blonde and skinny, there’s something wrong with you”.

The reason I think Mattel are evil geniuses?! I can only begin to IMAGINE how much money Mattel will make out of this one!

Also have you all caught the Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse (wikipedia)television show? It’s actually really funny.