Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Problem with Shape Up Skechers on Huffington Post

Wanted to share this email I received from a friend...

"Recent studies have reported that nearly half of six year old girls worry about "being fat". Now Sketchers is producing "Shape Up" shoes for pre-schoolers - to help shape our little girls' butts...
With all we're trying to do to insure our girls have a positive body image, do we really need cartoon characters encouraging our girls to worry about whether their tushies are sufficiently shapely? Please share with moms!"

Here is a good article on Huffington Post by Yoni Freedhoff M.D. called Thanks Skechers, But No, My Little Girls Don't Need Butt Shaping Shoes.