November 22, 2014 by JImbo
I don’t see how this is a more “realistic” Barbie.
After all, how many girls are named “Lammily.”
That’s an awful name.
Yes, she comes with acne and stretch marks.
How many 19 year olds have stretch marks?
And is that really “normal” when the majority of US girls are much chubbier?
I guess you can “average” them but that’s still not a bad looking girl and pretty skinny.
What about “Fat Barbie?”
Hey, looks just like the a celebrity to me!
Mom from Honey Boo Boo
and Melissa McCarthy
Are those not REAL women?
And what about skinny women that DO resemble Barbie?
Do they not get represented?
Some have spoken out quite often about this lopsided view of what “normal” or “healthy” is. Like model “Vintage Doll” who is a mother and eats “normal” but is naturally skinny.
Why is one girl “normal” and the other not?
My point is that Barbie is not meant to BE anyone in particular, any more than “He Man” is.
Do we expect boys to have body issues because they aren’t Olympic body builders?
Or professional wrestlers?
As a kid, none of the boys ever had an issue with trying to be GI Joe or He Man.
For that matter, the girls never seemed too put out by Barbie or wanted to BE Barbie.
It’s a doll.
It’s not a REAL person any more than sock monkey is.
I think we’re underestimating our kids if we don’t expect them to know the difference.