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2013-12-25 04:43:10 PM
 
2013-12-25 05:06:44 PM

fusillade762: HuffPo link


Thanks.

Remember, kids: Friends don't let friends click Opposing Views.
 
2013-12-25 05:07:11 PM
Why nor make her athletic to promote healthy bodies?
 
2013-12-25 05:07:42 PM
Being the bigger person is not healthy. We should discourage this. You are welcome.
 
2013-12-25 05:08:23 PM

mike_d85: Why nor make her athletic to promote healthy bodies?


Did you see the outrage at the fitness mom of Facebook?
 
2013-12-25 05:09:33 PM
Not all have multiple chins. Just sayin'
 
2013-12-25 05:14:21 PM
"If the body proportions given to Barbie were seen on a real woman, the woman would be 5'9 with a 39" bust and an 18" waist."

And if the clothes they put on that Barbie were proportional, a negligee on a real woman would be a half inch thick.
 
2013-12-25 05:16:03 PM
Malibu Beached-Whale Barbie.
 
2013-12-25 05:18:41 PM

FatherChaos: fusillade762: HuffPo link

Thanks.

Remember, kids: Friends don't let friends click Opposing Views.


I thought about going into all three pending OV greens and doing the same thing but I'm afraid I'd get the banhammer. Not a Christmas present I want today.
 
2013-12-25 05:18:56 PM
The least anatomically accurate part of Barbie is the genitals.
 
2013-12-25 05:19:23 PM
I love how we're calling it "fat" when Barbie is shaped like an actual supermodel instead of an anatomical impossibility.
 
2013-12-25 05:21:01 PM
Girls don't play with Barbies any more
 
2013-12-25 05:21:17 PM

media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com


Hey y'all, what's goin' on in this thread?

(You gonna eat that?)



/Barbie Boo Boo
 
2013-12-25 05:22:31 PM

Mithiwithi: I love how we're calling it "fat" when Barbie is shaped like an actual supermodel instead of an anatomical impossibility.


Just because you're a fat supermodel doesn't mean you aren't fat.
 
2013-12-25 05:22:51 PM
Repeat of the last few generations?
 
2013-12-25 05:23:54 PM

thecpt: mike_d85: Why nor make her athletic to promote healthy bodies?

Did you see the outrage at the fitness mom of Facebook?


yeah, that was bulimia though.
 
2013-12-25 05:27:05 PM
i45.tinypic.comthejerksnews.comfbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net

I shoulda GIS'd "Fat Barbie" a long time ago...

/Remember:Safe Search is your friend
 
2013-12-25 05:28:08 PM
"Sources: Huffington Post, Daily Mail "

I'm guessing that this is just a nonstory/clickbait judging from the sources. That being said:

images.christianpost.com

Uncanny, ain't it?
 
2013-12-25 05:28:45 PM
I think my favorite meme lately has been the 'here is Barbie, she teaches negative body images to girls and has been in massive controversy for it' side by side with 'and here is he man'.

Works with any male doll though, really. But guys can't get body image issues.
 
2013-12-25 05:30:49 PM
This proposal has some major conceptual oxymorons to clear-up first.
 
2013-12-25 05:31:18 PM

kroonermanblack: I think my favorite meme lately has been the 'here is Barbie, she teaches negative body images to girls and has been in massive controversy for it' side by side with 'and here is he man'.
Works with any male doll though, really. But guys can't get body image issues.


img.fark.net
 
2013-12-25 05:32:59 PM
2.bp.blogspot.comIt's been done before.
 
2013-12-25 05:33:01 PM
Plus-sized Barbie looks a lot like Mama Cass.
 
2013-12-25 05:33:40 PM

The_Philosopher_King: kroonermanblack: I think my favorite meme lately has been the 'here is Barbie, she teaches negative body images to girls and has been in massive controversy for it' side by side with 'and here is he man'.
Works with any male doll though, really. But guys can't get body image issues.


Oh FFS...
 
2013-12-25 05:34:46 PM
Because a fat body is a healthy body?
 
2013-12-25 05:34:57 PM

Mithiwithi: I love how we're calling it "fat" when Barbie is shaped like an actual supermodel instead of an anatomical impossibility.


Supermodel?  For fetish porn maybe, otherwise that's a woman six years from riding a motorized scooter in Walmart.
 
2013-12-25 05:37:20 PM

super_grass: "Sources: Huffington Post, Daily Mail "
I'm guessing that this is just a nonstory/clickbait judging from the sources.


We need Gawker to confirm
 
2013-12-25 05:38:06 PM
The reason why Barbie is the shape she is . Also studies show that children learn about body image from parents or family members. My eating disorder came from my grandma being obsessed with calories to the point she would tell me I was fat and I really wasn't My doctor would tell her and she didn't see me as healthy she just said I was fat. She would buy me stretchy top jeans because I was "fat" I wasn't over weight i was normal. She was just freaking out because my thighs were getting wider as all girls do when they develop.
 
2013-12-25 05:39:12 PM
img.fark.net*

*Rag-On-A-Stick accessory sold separately.
 
2013-12-25 05:39:27 PM
Sorry about that my bad:

The reason why the Barbie doll is in the shape she is because it's easier for children's hands to grab and carry.
 
2013-12-25 05:41:51 PM

alice_600: Sorry about that my bad:

The reason why the Barbie doll is in the shape she is because it's easier for children's hands to grab and carry.


Might be easier now with (love) handles
 
2013-12-25 05:43:46 PM
There's a big difference between a little realistic junk in the trunk and fat...and if you have 3 chins you're a fatty fat fat.
 
2013-12-25 05:45:53 PM

thecpt: mike_d85: Why nor make her athletic to promote healthy bodies?

Did you see the outrage at the fitness mom of Facebook?


That had to do less with her being fit and athletic and more to do with her being a giant douchebag.
 
2013-12-25 05:50:19 PM

alice_600: The reason why Barbie is the shape she is . Also studies show that children learn about body image from parents or family members. My eating disorder came from my grandma being obsessed with calories to the point she would tell me I was fat and I really wasn't My doctor would tell her and she didn't see me as healthy she just said I was fat. She would buy me stretchy top jeans because I was "fat" I wasn't over weight i was normal. She was just freaking out because my thighs were getting wider as all girls do when they develop.


My cousin has a niece who is F A T. They refuse to say that and say 'she's still growing' or 'she's just built big' instead. Bullshiat. Her mom and dad are both on the thin side, this girl is just a porker.

Yes I'm mean. No my kids aren't supermodels. No they aren't overweight either. They're both 20/21 in BMI just like dad and mom.

Their kid just eats too much junk food.

/sigh
//permissive parents
 
2013-12-25 05:52:01 PM
Let me add this to the list of reasons we should be encouraging bullying-- this country's youth need a god kick in the rear. And, yes, stay off my lawn. I mean it. Get your own lawn. This one's mine.
 
2013-12-25 05:53:09 PM

thecpt: mike_d85: Why nor make her athletic to promote healthy bodies?

Did you see the outrage at the fitness mom of Facebook?


Yeah, a woman who totally win the genetic lottery and was a professional model or cheerleader (forgot which, or was it both), whose full-time job was working out, shaming all those other mothers who didn't revert to size zero the week after delivering a baby.

Nope, no unrealistic expectations there.
 
2013-12-25 05:56:18 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-12-25 05:58:57 PM
Fat Children img.fark.net

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_ElXYzFX_w

Do not feed doughnuts to your obese children
You will regret it when they're in their teens
Maccas might shut them up now that they're seven
But they won't forgive you when
They're getting picked last for PE
Don't you see?

Boombalata motherfarker
Have you noticed that yo kids are fat?
What are you going to do about that?
What are you going to do?

So you telling me that your family
Has a history of obesity
You got a wire loose in your pituitary
It's just the way that God made me

It's unlikely, statistically
To be a physical thing
But either way it don't explain why you
Are in the cue at Burger King

You can blame it on biology
You can blame your physiology
You can point to genealogy
And your social anthropology

You can say you are an ectomorph
That you just can't get the kilos orf
Well you can be what you wanna be
But stop feeding that boy KFC

He weighs 30 kilos and he's only three
He looks like a clean-shaven Pavarotti

Switching to Diet Coke is not the way back
Boombalata motherfarker
Your kid's a fat, have you noticed that?
Your 5 year old princess in her size 14 tutu
Only eats pizza like that because you do
And you, ought to be ashamed
For you have only got yourself to blame

Will be dead of a heart attack
Before your grandchildren are ten
Perhaps you'll consider
A cut-back on extra fries then

Boombalata kiddie-stuffer
Have you noticed that your kids are fat?
What are you gonna do about that?
What are you gonna do?

So you�re telling me that your family
Has a history of obesity
You got the polycystic ovaries
Your mum had childhood diabetes

But � and in your case
There's a farking big butt
Do you think it's an appropriate treat
The all-you-can-eat at Pizza Hut?

There's no excuse you silly goose
For a child with a caboose
Like a moose who�s eaten too much mousse
It�s tantamount to child abuse

Kick them off the farking couch
Unplug the Playstation
Send them down to the park
If they don�t wanna go, make 'em

Tell them they have to jog
Until their jogging shorts fit 'em
If they hesitate, ask firmly
If they still resist, hit 'em

Is this what you want for your girl and your guy?
These chips off the pork chop, for the toffee apples of your eye?
Kit Kats in value packs are not the way back
Boombalata Motherfarker
Your kids are fat, did ya notice that?

And you, you should feel ashamed
For you have only got yourself to blame
Your 6 year old miniature Jabba the Hut
Eating half melted Mars Bars from the folds of his gut
He'll be looking for a kidney
Before your grandchildren are ten
Perhaps you'll consider
A cut-back on Taco Bell then
Perhaps you'll consider
A cut-back on Krispy Kreme doughnuts
And Popcorn in bucket-sized boxes
And microwave pizza or drive through McDonalds
For weeknightly dinners in front of the TV
And notes to the phys-ed instructor saying
Timmy has asthma but he really just gets short of breath
Cos he's 35 kilos above the ideal weight
Of 35 kilos for a nine year old boy
 
2013-12-25 05:59:01 PM
She could beat up anorexic Barbie. No contest.
 
2013-12-25 06:03:19 PM

inglixthemad: alice_600: The reason why Barbie is the shape she is . Also studies show that children learn about body image from parents or family members. My eating disorder came from my grandma being obsessed with calories to the point she would tell me I was fat and I really wasn't My doctor would tell her and she didn't see me as healthy she just said I was fat. She would buy me stretchy top jeans because I was "fat" I wasn't over weight i was normal. She was just freaking out because my thighs were getting wider as all girls do when they develop.

My cousin has a niece who is F A T. They refuse to say that and say 'she's still growing' or 'she's just built big' instead. Bullshiat. Her mom and dad are both on the thin side, this girl is just a porker.

Yes I'm mean. No my kids aren't supermodels. No they aren't overweight either. They're both 20/21 in BMI just like dad and mom.

Their kid just eats too much junk food.

/sigh
//permissive parents


She's their kid not yours. If you want one have sex and get one.
 
2013-12-25 06:03:31 PM

StopLurkListen: thecpt: mike_d85: Why nor make her athletic to promote healthy bodies?

Did you see the outrage at the fitness mom of Facebook?

Yeah, a woman who totally win the genetic lottery and was a professional model or cheerleader (forgot which, or was it both), whose full-time job was working out, shaming all those other mothers who didn't revert to size zero the week after delivering a baby.

Nope, no unrealistic expectations there.


Uhh I think you did some conclusion jumping: http://abcnews.go.com/m/story?id=21098748

Anyways, my point is any change to Barbie at this point would be perceived as telling people what they should look like. Unlike the dove skin campaign
 
2013-12-25 06:04:36 PM
Fit moms are scarecrows to those birds squawking over fat acceptance.
 
2013-12-25 06:04:44 PM

Altitude5280: She could beat up eat anorexic Barbie. No contest.


FTFY.
 
2013-12-25 06:06:24 PM

megarian: The_Philosopher_King: kroonermanblack: I think my favorite meme lately has been the 'here is Barbie, she teaches negative body images to girls and has been in massive controversy for it' side by side with 'and here is he man'.
Works with any male doll though, really. But guys can't get body image issues.

Oh FFS...


He makes a really valid point. If you spend much time in a gym with weight lifters, you find out how prevalent steroid use is, even though it can have a range of nasty side effects. Why do you think healthy 20-something males are willing to take that shiat to put on even more muscle mass? A lot of it has to do with media that has promoted unrealistic images of men that they want to look like, and drugs are the only way to do it.
 
2013-12-25 06:07:08 PM
Get her pearls and a peach sweater

images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-12-25 06:08:58 PM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: megarian: The_Philosopher_King: kroonermanblack: I think my favorite meme lately has been the 'here is Barbie, she teaches negative body images to girls and has been in massive controversy for it' side by side with 'and here is he man'.
Works with any male doll though, really. But guys can't get body image issues.

Oh FFS...

He makes a really valid point. If you spend much time in a gym with weight lifters, you find out how prevalent steroid use is, even though it can have a range of nasty side effects. Why do you think healthy 20-something males are willing to take that shiat to put on even more muscle mass? A lot of it has to do with media that has promoted unrealistic images of men that they want to look like, and drugs are the only way to do it.


What you are referring to has a name:
cdn.thinksteroids.com
 
2013-12-25 06:11:39 PM

FatherChaos: fusillade762: HuffPo link

Thanks.

Remember, kids: Friends don't let friends click Opposing Views.


I clicked on an OV link once by accident, and my anti-malware sw gave me a popup with a warning that it blocked 6 (six) connections to potentially malicious sites. NEVER AGAIN
 
2013-12-25 06:11:46 PM

thecpt: StopLurkListen: thecpt: mike_d85: Why nor make her athletic to promote healthy bodies?

Did you see the outrage at the fitness mom of Facebook?

Yeah, a woman who totally win the genetic lottery and was a professional model or cheerleader (forgot which, or was it both), whose full-time job was working out, shaming all those other mothers who didn't revert to size zero the week after delivering a baby.

Nope, no unrealistic expectations there.

Uhh I think you did some conclusion jumping: http://abcnews.go.com/m/story?id=21098748

Anyways, my point is any change to Barbie at this point would be perceived as telling people what they should look like. Unlike the dove skin campaign


Hell, that was even more douchetastic than I remember.

Pee a grapefruit out of your penis after carrying it for nine months, with 'morning' (yeah right) sickness, hormonal rages and gaining baby's weight plus 20 or more pounds, and get a washboard stomach FOUR DAYS LATER and get back to us.

Jesus. Just don't starve the poor baby keeping your stomach 'flat' during pregnancy.

"What's your excuse" - for being an ass.
 
2013-12-25 06:18:21 PM
Its just a scam to sell kids lots of tiny little plastic food to feed her....
 
2013-12-25 06:21:38 PM
Have you looked at all the studies on how women generally, not always, but generally ignore men their own size and height and swoon all over the larger ones?  I think some guys are trying to compensate for it that way in those gyms.

Men have their own "unfair" body ideals to contend with.
 
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