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‘Slumber Party Barbie’ Diet Book From 1965 Offers Troubling Weight Loss Advice

Many fad diets are based on ridiculous premises: eat lots of cabbage!; inject yourself with hormones produced by pregnant women!staple your ears!

Now, courtesy of a 1965-era Barbie, comes another outlandish idea to help keep the pounds off: starvation. We’ve always known Mattel’s iconic Barbie doll may not be the most healthful source for advice on keeping a trim figure, but the “Slumber Party Barbie,” produced in the mid-1960s, really takes the cake.

Among the doll’s accessories are a small plastic scale permanently set to 110 lbs., and a diet book titled “How To Lose Weight,” because who doesn’t go to a sleepover without their diet book?

The diet book’s only advice“DON’T EAT!”

According to the Daily Mail, Mattel dropped the scale from Slumber Party Barbies produced the next year, but the diet book — and its terrible advice — lingered on until at least 1967.

 

Please Note: 

This article is not mine (hope that was obvious.) The original article can be found here. I truly hope that the body positive movement continues to spread and eventually hits the mainstream. It scares me to death that one day something like this could be a source of influence for my potential daughter.

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Dear Readers,

I want to save the world. I just stop sometimes, look around, and I wonder if everyone is worth saving. I don’t really want to exist in a society that feels it’s their place to call women who are comfortable with their sexuality whores. I mean, anything more than silent marital missionary warrants prostitution.

This country, which is governed by politicians who insist that rape victims cannot conceive, and even if they did: they shouldn’t have a choice in whether or not to terminate. These men and women who want to govern our bodies; yet, refuse to pay our medical bills. All while pushing to cut funding that feeds children we obviously can’t afford.

I open my eyes only to be met with an entire town rallying around men who gang-raped an eleven year old girl simply because her attire was questionable. Apparently, if you wear a miniskirt, you’re asking for it. After all, boys will be boys young miss. Your mission is to be proactive, because the only reactive support you’ll get is that you should have worn control top stockings.

A media which tells me daily that I should be ashamed of my body. How dare a woman be comfortable with her appearance when it is so far from the grossly unrealistic idealizations of predatory advertisements. Who am I to feel indifferently towards a fat roll here, stretch mark there, or scar? Shouldn’t my mild imperfections consume me? Why would any woman have sex with the lights on, or walk around the house naked when they’re so far from being flawless? When did I earn the right to feel sexy as I am?

Some days, I want to sit back and apathetically watch the world burn.

Other days, I’m too busy putting out flames and teaching fire safety to worry over how hopelessly far it has spread.

– Ziggy (Tina)

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Something that really frustrates me is when I hear thinner women say that they would not feel threatened leaving their boyfriend/husband in the presence of a fat girl unsupervised. It’s as if they think that just because a woman is larger, that she’s not competition. I’m not saying that chubs are out there trying to steal the men of skinny women to spite them. However, what I am saying is that that’s gross underestimation on your part. One that may very well cost you if you don’t get your head out of  your pretentious ass.

Let me know how that works out for you. 

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So, I’ve gotten a lot of search engine traffic on my Toledo Hoes Exposed article I posted yesterday. By which I mean, a ridiculous amount of traffic that all specifically comes from Google searching some variation of the Facebook page. I can only wager to guess that the majority of these people have happened upon my site by mistake due an intense desire to gawk at half naked women being raped visually against their will by the public. Since I’m plugging this article with as many relevant tags as possible, I imagine that it will have much of the same result. ; ) As such, I have a few things to say to you “people.”

Let’s cut through the fat and get down to the basics, shall we? Firstly, while I am ignorant to the legality of the issue, I am completely certain that the actions of the Toledo Hoes page are morally reprehensible. The women featured did not pose intentionally for the group, nor did they sign a waver, or give special permission for their image to be shared on the internet. These young and older ladies, are undoubtedly being violated in a way that is disgusting beyond the realm of a joke. Furthermore, I spotted a few postings in which these “hoes” hardly looked of age. So, good luck with that when you have to present paperwork proving the images you’re sharing with the public are not that of underage girls. Child Pornography is taken very seriously, and distribution is far worse than possession. :]

Now, to those who choose to comment on these innocent women insulting their bodies, weight, and morality. What a woman does with a camera and lingerie is none of your business, kay? Beyond that, who are you to judge the virtue of a girl you’ve never met? Sexuality is not sinful, you just make it so with your prudish ideals. Although, I’ve seen the pages of some of you, and you’re fairly risque yourselves. So, what did you say again, Pot? The majority of you are childish, illiterate, uneducated heathens. You think you’re so high and mighty calling another woman sexually derogatory terms; Yet, in this day and age, who hasn’t taken a naked photo, sext’d, cam’d, or made a sex video? How would you feel if you sent someone you thought you could trust a questionable photo, and it ended up on this page for the world to not only see, but criticize? This is no different. These women are not whores or prostitutes. The photographs you so happily demean are those of naive women who were either tricked, or have very poor judgement of character. You’re only soothing your own conscience by believing otherwise.

Finally, if you are one of these individuals that I’ve mentioned mistakenly coming to my website searching for this violation under the guise of being a Facebook profile, then I would strongly urge you to reconsider. It’s all shits and giggles until one day you see a post featuring your mother, sister, cousin, daughter, or niece. You live with knowing damn-well Facebook will never take that down, and how every man in the world with internet access is visually assaulting your loved one. Not to mention the hoards of catty women picking her apart, shredding her self-confidence into nothing more than a pile of spewed hate and depression.

Think twice, take a step back, and stand up with something other than your dick, boys!

Ladies, you should know better.

(You may share my article to make the public aware of this isse. However, I ask that you credit me and link back to this post. Thanks!) 

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He doesn’t like the fact that she wears clothing during sex; but, who wants to expose their body, their vulnerability to someone who is so ridiculously critical! She is not thin! Get the fuck over it! This woman appears to be healthy, and her body is not anyone’s business. She needs to slap Poindexter here in the face and find a real man who appreciates every curve, roll, and stretch mark on her body. She is a woman! Not a show horse!

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