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Barbie Body would be pretty odd

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Post by theminis on Sat Apr 13 2013, 02:18

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/10/barbie-body-real-life-infographic_n_3057690.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

Some light reading, but interesting too. Saving this to show my daughter when she's a bit older as she already idolises the way that Barbie looks!!


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Re: Barbie Body would be pretty odd

Post by Katiedot on Sat Apr 13 2013, 04:05

Have they done that right? Barbie has a HUGE bust, much bigger than an average woman's and yet here they say the doll is smaller than a woman? Or maybe it's just because her waist is so small?

In any case the scary thing for me is that in looking at the picture, the one on the left looks more 'normal' to me than the one on the right.

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Re: Barbie Body would be pretty odd

Post by playfuldeb on Sat Apr 13 2013, 04:31

I agree about the one on the left looking more normal. When I was in my twenties I resembled the one onthe left, without the boobs

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Re: Barbie Body would be pretty odd

Post by theminis on Sun Apr 14 2013, 00:47

According to article, there is not enough room in Barbies body for all the internal organs, she wouldn't be able to keep her head up, neck is too long and thin - I thought all the data was interesting and scary at the same time. Sadder though is that some women through anorexia have been able to achieve almost all of Barbies measurements!

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Re: Barbie Body would be pretty odd

Post by OofOof on Sun Apr 14 2013, 01:10

Wow! Interesting Theminis! The sad thing is that many of the female celebs in Hollywood actually resemble Barbie! I think the woman on the right is meant to portray the majority of women in the US at any rate. The average size here is 12-14.

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Re: Barbie Body would be pretty odd

Post by Katiedot on Sun Apr 14 2013, 03:31

Yes, that's why I thought it was scary that the barbie figure on the left looked more 'normal' to me than the real woman on the right. Too much time with fashion magazines and anorexic models I guess.

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Re: Barbie Body would be pretty odd

Post by OofOof on Sun Apr 14 2013, 04:14

I know, isn't that the truth! I realized I was doing the same thing a few days ago when I found myself thinking some celeb was looking heavy. And she looked wonderful. Those magazines aren't healthy.

Just read something about how VS models live on tissue paper during the lead up to shows. They faint from exhaustion and no food. What a world huh?

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Re: Barbie Body would be pretty odd

Post by theminis on Sun Apr 14 2013, 05:34

Yep you have hit the nail on the head, so to speak, with all the images around of what I consider (unhealthy looking bodies) it starts to look normal after awhile -

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Re: Barbie Body would be pretty odd

Post by OofOof on Sun Apr 14 2013, 07:09

And, that is what our kids are seeing...girls especially.

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