Anyway, when I saw this article today it piqued my interest... and then when I saw the picture, I knew I had to share... Do I think that Barbie is to blame for my self-image struggles? Probably not, but then, who knows what sneaks into our psyches and stealthily seats itself there waiting for the moment to blossom forth as a full blown neurosis??? So, I present this image and the accompanying article from the NBC Today Show merely as food for thought (There's a video toward the bottom of the page if you're interested as well).
|Galia Slayen made a Barbie doll that stands about 6 feet tall with a 39" bust, 18" waist, and 33" hips.|
I have some super hard-core feminist friends who would love nothing more than to burn every Barbie ever made. And although I'm not in that camp, I can't exactly say that I'm Barbie's biggest fan either. Yes, I did have Barbies as a kid and yes, I did play with them, but they were only a small part of my total experience as a kid. Hopefully, we can teach the current generation of kids to be healthier in body and mind... and maybe accept Barbie with a (huge) grain of salt.