What Would Barbie's Proportions Look Like on a Real Woman? Come See
by Beth Shapouri, Glamour
We know what it would look like if Barbie got married (see here and here—no, really, you MUST check out those links), but what if she were a real woman? The folks behind the Twitter feed So Bad So Good found a picture that shows her figure drawn on a model's body, and the results are, as you might expect, a little bit insane.
The second I spotted this over at The Daily Mail I thought, Oh, I'm going to have to post this one. We all know her waist measurement is ridiculous, but what's up with the tiny chin? Are tiny chins hot? This has honestly never been a thought in my life. Other observations: Her eyes are ENORMOUS, her neck is basically a toothpick and her boobs would be so high she could use them as a storage shelf.
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Of course, criticism of Barbie's unrealistic body isn't a new thing, but seeing it drawn on a real woman is pretty jarring. I mean, her body wouldn't be a hospitable place for a full set of ribs, and her spine would have to be so thin her doctor would have her on Boniva in about 10 seconds. This is not hot. Perhaps Lelaina Pierce really should have made that Pulitzer-prize-winning documentary Why Barbie is Bad.
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Are you surprised by the lines you see here? Are you also thrown off by the tiny chin? Are you worried about the message Barbie's proportions send? And did you play with Barbies growing up yourself? Talk about it all below!
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When I played with my Barbie dolls we thought of them as dressup dolls we didn't think I want to look like her when I grow up. I stopped playing with my Dolls about 13 years old because I was mature enough to start Babysitting and wanted to save my dolls for when I had children of my own. If we waant to worry about dolls we should think about all the Princesses we buy for our girls. What messages are we sending to our girls when we tell them they should be treated as princeces and buy them designer clothes and go into dept because their classmates will judge them for not having the name brand clothes. I was grateful to have what my parents bought me. I think we give our children a message of excess is good so you can fit in. What happened to being thankful for what we have because not everyne gets what they want. I think we should go back to the morales we grew up wiith and be the parents our parents were. I thank my parents for the values they instilled in me. I just hope I did a good job raising my child.
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