Barbie doll will appear in the upcoming Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. This has caused a great deal of controversy among those who believe that the slender "fashion model" doll causes little girls to have unrealistic body expectations.
Can you really blame a doll for the fact Americans are eating themselves into obesity?
There is a movement afoot to create fatter role models today, everything from demanding plus-size models to fatter Disney princesses. But which is the better role model? The answer is perhaps neither, but the health odds are stacked heavily in Barbie's favor.
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- Does Barbie cause unrealistic body expectations? New SI Barbies fuel controversy - Nashville Skin, Health & Beauty Examiner
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