Apparently, in this size obsessed world I no longer have to worry about just my self esteem, my children's---especially my daughter, but that of my pet too? Check out what hubby found online yesterday: Neuticles. And even they have a sizing chart. Can you imagine some guido insisting, "Yo, give my little sparky the extra large cajones."
I suppose it's one thing for a woman who needs a mastectomy to get reconstructive implants, but are they trying to tell me that I am crushing the "spirit" of my dog by neutering him? Does he really no longer feel all "alpha male" if he doesn't have those balls swaggering back and forth while he chases down that frisbee? Seriously??! They are capitalizing on an already terrible message we send to our kids that unless you look like Kate Moss, are a 38 D or hung like a horse you're somehow inferior, and need augmentation.
Don't get me wrong, I'm into my image as much as many other women, up to the point of spending inappropriate amounts of money at my hair stylist and at the MAC counter, but I would never consider making my breasts bigger. (Maybe a nose job at one point but I'm over it.) And my hubby has no need for any "enhancement". ;-)
On a more positive note, I found this last week. Kudos to Dove's "Campaign for Real Beauty". Partnered with Girl Scouts of America, it's aimed at raising the self esteem of young girls. Mothers of daughters can download a pamphlet, and if you buy $15 worth of Dove products you can send in for a tee-shirt supporting the campaign. There is also a link to contribute to the Girl Scouts. "Dove believes all girls deserve to see how beautiful they really are." Yes, indeed they do. :)