A Diet Book For Six-Year-Old Girls: The Worst Idea Ever?


Fancy putting your daughter off her food? Then buy her Maggie Goes on a Diet, a children’s book aimed – according to Barnes & Noble, one of the many booksellers on whose website it is currently listed – at six- to 12-year-olds.

The book tells the story of 14-year-old Maggie, who according to its blurb “is transformed from being overweight and insecure to a normal-sized teen who becomes the school soccer star”. It’s not out until October, but so disquieting is the cover image that perhaps we may, in this case, allow ourselves to judge the book by it.


This needs to be a joke. Please.

(via womenaresociety)

  1. exploring-fandoms reblogged this from queerveganfeminist and added:
    this needs to be stopped right now
  2. justconversation reblogged this from talkingshrimp and added:
    This is wrong in so many ways.
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  6. stigmatypy reblogged this from misscoco and added:
    I think they’re just trying to promote healthy weights instead of obesity. I see no problem with that. I just think the...
  7. spiffingly reblogged this from ringratt and added:
    Just gonna point out that that cover looks like the child-friendly version of every image you pull up when you do a...
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    fuck my life. T_T Nothing makes sense anymore.
  10. eatinthembrains reblogged this from goatinahat and added:
    What the fuck is this shit? I swear to god I’m going to steal every one of these I possibly can and burn them all. Way...
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  12. imperfectionsandepiphanies reblogged this from queerveganfeminist and added:
    Now, I see that the underlying intent of this book is likely to target the growing number of overweight children in...
  13. mexma-is-in reblogged this from proletarianinstinct and added:
    What.the.hell.is this?
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  19. queerveganfeminist reblogged this from womenaresociety and added:
    This needs to be a joke. Please.
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    What the hell am I reading…
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