Who really came up with the idea that kids think of Barbie as being a sex symbol and that she is unrealistic because she has a small waist and big boobs. I would bet it wasn't a kid. Kids get ideas like that in their heads when their parents(and other adults) start putting them there.
So what if Barbie has a small waist and big breasts. Everyone is built differently and there are women out there who have small waists and big breasts. Alot of them are naturally built that way. Sure they may not make up the majority but calling them not normal is not fair to them either.
|As well, I had tons of the things when I was a kid and bulimia at 12.
How many people actually ended up with any body image and eating disorders from playing with Barbie? If you believe that a 11 1/2" doll with large breasts and a small waist is going to cause an eating disorder or bad body image, what exactly do you(you being the general population who considers Barbie to be evil) think telling your child that a human adult or teen who has large breasts and a small waist is not normal is going to do to them. They're going to sit around wondering if they're normal, they're going to make sure that they don't end up with a small waist because someone may not think they're normal. They're going to be binding their breasts to keep them small to make sure they don't get large ones because someone might think they're not normal. Can you spell overeaters anonymous, lifetime memberships to WW and gastric bypass when thier childhood conditioning that small waists are not normal is exposed and they want to become healthy? Weight and body issues go both ways gals.
|the ethnic variety in barbie's circle of friends is minimal... one may have slightly smaller boobies, or brown hair, or green instead of blue eyeshadow... but there isn't that much of a difference for me to be all that impressed.
You need a better store.lol Ours have Barbies of different ethnic backgrounds.
I would like to thank each and everyone of you who believe that I(or my former pre-baby self as my stomach is 2" bigger and has a slight pooch) and my slightly larger but still small waist and large breasts am not normal, unrealistic, not real, etc. As a 13year old I must have been hell on any child in my high school and the elementary school for being so unrealistic for having a small waist and large breasts(which were porn perky back then). I can't imagine what little self esteem I would have had at such a critical point in my life to hear the things being said about fake people like I was back then, but as long as YOUR child wasn't exposed I guess it would have been okay, right?
How come nobody ever complains that Ken has a muscular 6(or 8?) pack?