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.
I always reblog this when I see it on my dash.
Now to be fair, the “original” Barbie had a really weird body shape because girls were meant to sew clothes for her, and she had to allow for bulky seams on itty bitty doll clothes. Otherwise she would have looked like she was wearing a sack of potatoes. Girls don’t sew much anymore, though, so I understand why the idea of Barbie has become a sore spot.
I dunno. I always loved my Barbies growing up. They were just toys, you know? Seven year old me didn’t associate Barbie with unrealistic beauty standards or oppression of women or anything. I just liked her hair that would change color with hot or cold water. Or the mermaid Barbie to play with in the bathtub.
I’m probably totally missing the point.