I found this picture on line that I thought was excellent. This is the difference that Barbie's body took on in the early 2000's. Notice the smaller waist and the bikini looking ass. And how many girls actually look like that. Hmmm I can answer that question... NONE !
Exhibit A- REAL life- size Barbie.This young lady had an eating disorder and decided it was time to take another look at some things... like Barbie. Using the dimensions of an actual doll, she scaled them up to the proportions of a real person and this is what she came up with. Taking the actual scaled dimensions (mathematically) into consideration,:
"If Barbie were an actual women, she would be 5'9" tall, have a 39" bust, an 18" waist, 33" hips and a size 3 shoe". Get the F*** out of here !!!
She looks dumb as hell! Hahahahahahahahah! This really cracks me up!
Ok, now for the point we all know and love... Let's bring it on home Shay...
The view of beauty has been and continues to be distorted by all of the people in power to do so.
But... Let's be honest. Only fat people really complain about it. HAHAHA!! Ok, ok, ok... fat people and people that love fat people. While I do not consider myself a fat girl anymore, I definitely don't consider myself skinny either. The truth of the matter is, the media DOES control the perception of the majority of the world. Like it or not. You either fit the mold or you don't. And I myself know that I have fallen victim to the majority if for no other reason than the fact that I didn't lose weight to be healthy, I did it to be fly. Judge me if you choose. Health was the last thing on my mind. I was always healthy.
So do I have self image issues because of the world we live in?? Sure as hell do. But so does everyone else. There are some skinny bitches walking around wishing they could gain a few pounds. My neighbor wants bigger boobs. My best friend wants a bigger ass. My white friend wants a smaller ass. We are all products of our environment and I'm sorry but "thin is in". I applaud everyone who tries to show that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, I agree. At the end of the day its all about your own personal perception. I'm glad making this model helped this young lady get over her eating disorder. But we don't want Barbie walking around looking like this do we.
In case you are curious...Barbie facts for you reading pleasure (or disgust in my case)