A teenage girl has launched a petition for Disney to make a plus-size princess in the wake of controversy over whether the company promotes an unrealistic feminine ideal. Jewel Moore, a high school junior from Farmville, Virginia, wrote on her Change.org page that since Disney has such a huge influence on young girls, it should create a princess with a curvy body to 'show support to a group of girls who are otherwise horrendously bullied by the media.'... Citing research that 'a child's confidence correlates greatly with how much representation they have in the media,' she says a plus-size Disney princess would be a positive step towards body acceptance.What Princess Chubbawumba doesn't realize is that the objective is not body acceptance, but rather, body transformation. There is no such thing as a positive step towards body acceptance, body acceptance is nothing more than the acceptance of a negative thing.
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Because fat teenagers don't need to learn to stop stuffing their greedy little mouths, they need to be coddled and made to feel good about themselves as they gobble ever more doughnuts and ice cream: