A 1965 Barbie Body Image Message
I couldn’t believe this when I read it….In 1965 Mattel came out with a “Slumber Party Barbie” that came complete with a bathroom scale permanently set at 110 pounds. The doll also came with a book entitled How to Lose Weight. And inside this book it gave the advice: “Don’t Eat”. The matching Ken doll also came with slumber party accessories, but his were milk and cookies, sending a very different message.
Do today, what you usually can’t do and save the frequent and usual things for tomorrow.
The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
It is always easier to ask forgiveness than permission.