Girls Body Image

Don't Ban Bossy, Ban Barbie!

Dr. Shimi Kang | Posted 05.21.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Shimi Kang

Theoretically, I understand how calling a little girl bossy could possibly deflate her willingness to speak up, however how much does this actually play out in reality? (Because in general, bossy people don't like being told what to do!) More importantly, I see a much bigger culprit against women's leadership flourishing amongst us, the other B-word -- Barbie.

Tell Your Daughters They're Beautiful

Darlena Cunha | Posted 07.20.2013 | Canada Living
Darlena Cunha

I don't think that complimenting a little girl on her looks chips away at her self-esteem. I cannot see how simply telling a girl she's pretty somehow translates into telling her she's not pretty enough.

No Need For The Six Pack: Boys Want Average-Sized Bodies

The Huffington Post Canada | Martha Edwards | Posted 11.29.2011 | Canada Living

Worried the prominence of gym-obsessed meatheads like Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and his Jersey Shore castmates will lead to a general degradatio...

'Mommy, I'm Not As Pretty As Madison': What Do You Do?

The Huffington Post Canada | Shelley White | Posted 11.27.2011 | Canada Living

Kids enter the world oblivious to our harsh standards of beauty. When baby girls take their first steps, they know nothing about supermodels, airbrush...