Disney, a company I'm always leery of, just decided to "re-fashion" Merida. They made her thinner, sexier and more conventional in appearance. In the process, they strip Merida of the qualities that made her special and healthy. (Of course Disney isn't re-doing the movie but, as with all Disney characters, they continually use Merida in numerous spin-off creations.)
Both the film's creator and child-development experts say this change is bad for girls. (See here and here.) I know nothing about raising kids but I agree that giving girls only one acceptable image (thin, "sexy", traditional) is not good for them. What do you think?