Fat and Sassy

my views on being larger than life.

yet another angry link January 11, 2010

Filed under: Fat Acceptance,parenthood — erylin @ 1:37 am

from http://www.womansday.com/Articles/Family-Lifestyle/9-Kids-Cartoon-Character-Transformations.html

Has anyone else noticed a disturbing trend to make iconic kids toys of the 80’s SKINNIER to update them?   i get the Dora to a certain extent….she started out 3 years old…the newer Dora is what, 8-9?  Kids DO get taller and less round as they get bigger……but what about strawberry shortcake?  Rainbow bright?  hell even the motherfucking TROLL DOLLS get skinnier and they aer SUPPOSED to be ugly….and dont get me started on the care bears.    THEY ARE BEARS.   Arent bears supposed to fat, what with the hibernating all winter and whatnot?   Girls already crack under the pressure to be perfect in high school and junior high….but now we have to make them feel fat in elementary school, too?    Why does “updating”  mean also “skinny”?

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3 Responses to “yet another angry link”

  1. Frances Says:

    I’d seen Dora, Strawberry Shortcake and the Care Bears but the updated troll dolls are new to me. I had a huge collection of troll dolls when I was a kid. I liked that had such ugly faces. Trolls are ugly. Not everything has to be aesthetically perfect!

  2. Meems Says:

    I knew about Dora, but the others are new to me. I don’t like my childhood being fucked with, and Dora’s not a part of that – but the others are. Damnit, I loved Carebears.

    The trolls have started to look far more “human,” too.

  3. Damaris Says:

    There’s definately a lot to know about this issue. I like all of the points you made.


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