If Barbie was an actual woman, she would be 5’9” tall, have a 39” bust, an 18” waist, 33” hips and a size 3 shoe.
• Barbie calls this a “full figure” and likes her weight at 110 lbs.
• At 5’9” tall and weighing 110 lbs, Barbie would have a BMI of 16.24 and fit the weight criteria for anorexia. She likely would not menstruate.
• If Barbie was a real woman, she’d have to walk on all fours due to her proportions.
• Slumber Party Barbie was introduced in 1965 and came with a bathroom scale permanently set at 110 lbs with a book entitled “How to Lose Weight” with directions inside stating simply “Don’t eat.”
i’m always reblogging this.
I’ve reblogged this a million times and will ALWAYS reblog it. She is so beautiful…It’s a great message.
A size 3 shoe, why is that so hilarious to me? Just imagine having feet that tiny. Tiny enough to have to walk on all fours, whaaat?
Barbie is a doll.
The slumber party book is pretty bad but little girls playing dress up most likely won’t notice that. I’d probably think it was a Barbie doll poptart or something.
Look at Bratz. They have giant heads.
I just don’t get too worked up over dolls. The photoshopping models and emphasis on skinny is bad but dolls are toys. Most toys are not proportional, even the “lifelike” ones like Barbie.
We should all be comfortable in our bodies regardless of how we look. We should love our bodies for what they are. But we should also recognize the risks of being overweight or eating poorly (some skinny britches can eat junk and make up for it with metabolism, I’m including them) is dangerous to an individual’s health. Instead of pointing out who’s to blame for our mindset we should focus more on encouraging people to love their bodies and, in turn, treat our bodies right with respect.
I’m not saying being fat makes you a lesser or worse person.
I’m not saying people who are toned and eat well are superior people.
I’m saying we must find the balance that allows us to love our bodies enough to treat them right so everyone can live longer and healthier. We should find moderation in all aspects. We should reach a point where we don’t look down on someone because they don’t have the hour glass figure or because they do.
Which is why I don’t get my undies in a knot over disproportional dolls because they’re toys. If it worries you then go make a brand of dolls that has a variety of colors and sizes without blatantly flashing the “we include ALL THE PEOPLE” target. Because that’s annoying too. Nothing turns people off more than preachyness.
Let’s just be indifferent about what you look like and just encourage each other to live healthy and happy lives in ALL areas- not just food and weight. Is that okay?