Let me just start this off by telling you why talking about morbidly obese barbies is important. This article is not about body image or teen girls – although both of those topics are important. No, this silly Barbie argument is a symptom to a bigger illness our country is suffering.
Our culture has become so afraid to offend and so obsessed with making everyone happy that producing morbidly obese barbie dolls with triple chins is actually a legit discussion happening at news desks.
I’m not some snotty anti-fat person. In fact, I’m not against Barbie dolls with more realistic proportions. That’d be sweet. I don’t think it’s necessary being that little girls who play with little dolls aren’t studying their bodies as much as they’re just mimicking life with human look-a-likes. But, that’s not the conversation.