I saw a slide show on abcnews.com that had a picture of what Barbie would look like if she was a real person with the proportions that they give her. I’m not exactly sure where the proportions used come from, like if there’s an official Barbie measurement standard, but the girl who made the display struggled with anorexia in the past and I thought that it was healthy and kind of cool that she put this together. Even though I played with Barbies when I was little, I kind of look at them now, and not just Barbies but Bratz dolls etc. and I wonder if girls these days take the way they look seriously. I don’t remember thinking that I should look like my Barbie doll but I still think it’s funny to see the “real life” one which looks awful. I was mostly thinking about how I read about a lot of abuse survivors having eating disorders, so this stuck out for me.
Anyway here’s the link if anyone wants to click on it: