Is this the message we need our girls to hear at 4 years old? WTF?!I am by NO means saying there isn't an epidemic with our children in this country with weight/obesity - but with ALL of the information we have today on eating healthy and exercising being a way of life- aka LIFESTYLE - is this really a message we need to send to our young girls? And before I get onto a few more rants about the horrific way we're allowing society to dictate this garbage to our girls- let's get onto my "Isn't it Ironic" third point (thank you Alanis Morisette for that awesome song... and being a strong, amazing woman): Third- this author is OVERWEIGHT??!!! Any attempt at him remotely being credible (not that I thought he had a fighting chance in hell from the get go)- was completely blown away when I saw him sitting on TV- overweight himself. The first thing that came to mind when I saw this guy... (que Seth Meyers from Saturday Night Live)- REALLY? REALLY....
More GarbageI LOVE this blog I found the other day via my friend Michele Spring-Fajeau of Alas-I-Digress. Found the link via Facebook and of course subscribed right away. You need to just head over to the site 'Redefine Girly' and thank author Melissa Wardy for this site and her stance on what is happening to our kids in this country. The title of this post is called: "I'm too Pretty to do my homework so my brother has to do it for me". ARE YOU EFFING KIDDING ME??? You can read more about this stupid shirt and the other ridiculous things that are being marketed to our girls on Melissa's site- she said it perfectly.
Final thoughtsI honestly feel like I'm living in a Twilight Zone with the crap that is being marketed to girls today. Just in looking back at some of the things that have made the news this year (and this is hardly a comprehensive list- I prefer NOT to watch the news. My extent is pretty much Good Morning America while I'm at the gym. It's just too depressing) it really makes you wonder if we've time warped backwards somehow?
- Abercrombie & Fitch making padded push up bikini tops for 7 year olds
- Workout shoes for little girls
- Botox mom (she's just a friggin' idiot)
- The latest Vogue spread of a LITTLE girl who has been vamped up to look like a sex kitten
- And now this crappy book and stupid merchandise?
Personally - THESE are the messages my daughter gets- and it's going out to EVERY girl I know!This is India Arie singing "Beautiful"