It's just a doll. So what's the big deal? The thing is, girls have role models. They look up to the women in their lives and seek to emulate them. But when society presents a different ideal, it creates a discrepancy and girls are often pulled into confusion about who they are supposed to be. If young girls are able to play with a doll that reinforces healthy weight and real beauty: imagine the difference it will make on confidence. (RELATED: The Perfect Christmas Gift) As someone who knows the reality of poor body image and eating disorders, I applaud Nickolay Lamm for his recognizing this problem in society that is negatively impacting girls.
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