Some of you might have seen this ‘Average Barbie’ turn up in their newsfeed. An artist made Barbie with the measurements of the average American 19yr old.
I have mixed feelings about it. I’m not sure what to think of it yet. -Barbie IS out of proportion.. ehm.. but so are Lego-men…
I get the point made here, of course. But ironically, it actually makes ME wonder: what does this ‘average size’ tell us?
It doesnt tell me the average American teen has a ‘Barbie’-complex, thats for sure.
However, body-image and childhood influences are an interesting topic. I was planning on writing about that this week. Now I’m SURE I will.
To see what I’m talking about: Average Teen as Barbie
and maybe even better: Barbie as woman
PS: Oh, and what’s wrong with having skinny long legs? HMMMM!? (I can’t help it!!)
October 2, 2013 at 21:58
Totally agree – people need to remember that Barbie is a toy and probably not intended to replicate a real human female. (I personally find the life like dolls really freaky but that’s going off topic).
Look forward to your post on body image and childhood influences.
P.s. Excellent blog – keep it up.
October 7, 2013 at 14:42
Thanks Krissy, nice to know I’m on the right track *smile*
And.. that post WILL come eventually, I promise (just got ahead of myself ; ) )