Look at these fucking dolls.
Look at how long their legs are. How tiny their waists are. How unnaturally skinny their arms are. Look at their unrealistic fucking body proportions.
And then recognize that it’s a fucking doll. A toy.
Like most girls, I have grown up around dolls. I was very into Barbie—a Barbie tricycle, a Barbie bicycle, Barbie school supplies, and so on until I grew out of it. Dolls and their unrealistic body proportions have had no bearing on my life because they are nothing more than that. They are not real.
Would it be nice if dolls had more body diversity? Of course. But it’s not necessary. I think parents should spend a little less time trying to get companies to change how their dolls look and more time teaching their daughters that a doll is a toy and that they shouldn’t aspire to look like a doll, the same way The Little Mermaid is a cartoon and they shouldn’t try growing a tail either.