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What if Barbie looked like a real woman?
moxy/canoe.ca ^ | July 4, 2013 | Kate Kennedy

Posted on 07/04/2013 5:53:50 PM PDT by rickmichaels

How many girls dream of looking like Barbie when they grow up – only to realize it’s physically impossible?

Estimates of what a woman would look like if she had Barbie’s measurements rack up – so to speak – at about 39”-20”-33″. She would be 6 to 7 feet tall and only weigh about 100 to 108 pounds.

Photographer and artist Nickolay Lamm aimed to answer this question recently by creating 3D images of a Barbie doll with a “real-life”. Lamm used CDC measurements for the average American 19-year-old female in creating his doll – she has a 33.6-inch waist and weighs 150 pounds.

Image: Barbie with no makeup

I adored Barbie as much as the next middle class white kid, but after gazing at Lamm’s doll for a minute, it was the archetype that looked strange.

These images exemplify the bizarre and fictitious ideals girls and boys grow up with. I’m not even sure what Mattel’s motivation is in keeping Barbie’s crazy measurements – wouldn’t a more realistic version sell just as well? We’re not even getting into the cultural and racial diversity Barbie lacks.


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To: Hoodat

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH! That was the FIRST thing that popped into my mind!

Hilarious!


101 posted on 07/04/2013 9:17:49 PM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: rickmichaels

No, the realistic one wouldn’t sell as well. But go ahead and spend a few million proving it.


102 posted on 07/04/2013 9:26:25 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: 1010RD
What is with the left’s obsession with Barbie?

Creepy isn't it? Sick IMO.

103 posted on 07/04/2013 9:29:55 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Pollster1

That’s... just not right. **shudder**


104 posted on 07/04/2013 9:34:22 PM PDT by Shelayne
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To: Secret Agent Man

Men who insist they are still physically attracted to their wives who have gained 45 lbs. since their wedding day, who run errands all over town in sweats, are lying... and would take up with Barbie in heart beat—if she would have him...


105 posted on 07/04/2013 10:07:25 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: latina4dubya

no real women can be a barbie and be alive. the dimensions are impossible and when you remove the brain, they always die.

now, do men like attractive women? of course. do women like to look at attractive men? of course! there are objective qualities of what men and women view as attractiveness. there are some subjective ones, say a real tall person may be less attracted to a really short person, especially if the woman is taller, that kind of thing. but overall there are universal objective qualities to beauty. everyone notices and everyone looks.

i have never heard a guy as long as i have lived say he wants a girl just like barbie. i have heard them wishing for certain women that were attractive to them.


106 posted on 07/04/2013 10:14:00 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: latina4dubya

if their wife was a freaky thin vegan on their wedding day, but started eating real food, she might look a lot better with 45 pounds and genuine curves.


107 posted on 07/04/2013 10:16:40 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: ThomasThomas
No way! This has got to be photo shopped. No human being can look like this. There's a faint line running from her left ear and across under her chin that appears as if it were drawn there. Those eyes are impossible, she looks like one of those extraterrestrials the ufo crowd calls ''the Greys'', with the big eyes. Too unnatural .
108 posted on 07/04/2013 10:54:58 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Dallas59

lol, true so true.


109 posted on 07/04/2013 11:32:53 PM PDT by CONSERVE
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To: South40

110 posted on 07/04/2013 11:53:30 PM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

111 posted on 07/04/2013 11:58:54 PM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: Slyfox

lol! Lucky Ken.


112 posted on 07/05/2013 12:00:27 AM PDT by South40
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To: SueRae

They wouldn’t fit on a Breyer horse so I ignored them.


113 posted on 07/05/2013 12:18:34 AM PDT by Salamander (.......Uber Alice!.......)
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To: rickmichaels

Barbie is a toy made by Mattel. The Huffington Post and alike drags up this story so often to blast women; in a claim they want to copy this plastic doll. They are mostly targeting the little kids. Don’t play with toy dolls. Be more generic with your imagination like the things they teach them in public schools. Most kids who played with this doll had fun and have no desires to copy her.

The doll is a toy. The Number One Barbie doll or the First Issue Barbie that was shown at Toy Fair back in 1959, to buy on the secondary market now sells from $2500.00 to $8900.00 depending if the doll has no damage and completed with box, head liner, and accessories. There is one prototype redhair Number One Barbie that sold for $50,000. The doll was never produced on line.

The doll has a long historical aspect.

The feminists have been after this doll since the 1960’s.

The leftist are pushing this story; the radical feminists because the doll conveys individually/ expression of fun and imagination/ which does not apparently fit their agenda.


114 posted on 07/05/2013 1:17:54 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Bobalu

Those kind of pictures in your post are from/made by people who detest the doll in thinking parents should not give this toy doll to their little girls because she has a proportional body size though, the size is made to FIT her clothing line so little girls and adult collectors can change the doll’s clothing. They don’t make a Barbie in jail, a Barbie who smokes, a Barbie that is risky for kids. Barbie has the healthy image the feminists are trying to distort. Mattel keeps changing the body because the feminist say that her body is too thin and girls want to be like a doll. Going on for years. The haters who make such pics and post those images on line is to attack Mattel. Don’t give them satisfaction nor help.


115 posted on 07/05/2013 1:30:27 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: rickmichaels

“She would be 6 to 7’ tall...”

The Barbie doll is 11 1/2” tall (and is standing on tiptoe); this works out to 5’ 9” in high heeled shoes, not at all unreasonable for a young woman of the baby-boomer generation.

Ken and the first GI Joes were also 11 1/2” tall, or scale 5’ 9”, about average for young men in the 1950’s and early 60’s. Current GI Joe’s are 12” tall, or 6’ at 1/6 scale. More realistically proportioned 1/6th scaled figures, both male and female, are currently available.


116 posted on 07/05/2013 1:44:45 AM PDT by VietVet (I am old enough to know who I am and what I believe, and I 'm not inclined to apologize for any of)
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To: VietVet

Red Green

117 posted on 07/05/2013 1:47:00 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Secret Agent Man
no boys do, they don’t drool over barbies. no hetero grown men drool over barbie dolls.

I do.

118 posted on 07/05/2013 2:10:28 AM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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To: MHGinTN; jacquej
Laz has offered up a couple of really good essays the past few days.

....months. :)

click on his name for his ‘in forum’ list and go read the essays. ... type in his name under ‘posters’ in the upper right search box on the mainpage.

That reminds me; I need to alter the profile page to make my editorials more accessible.

It might change your opinion of Lazamataz ...

Well hang on a tick here...

....after all, I'd still hit it.

119 posted on 07/05/2013 2:13:03 AM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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To: Dr.Deth
I killed Ken, then I hit Barbie.

But GI Joe took me out.

120 posted on 07/05/2013 2:14:36 AM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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To: Lazamataz
But GI Joe took me out.

Was that before or after the abolition of "don't ask, don't tell, don't even want to know"?

121 posted on 07/05/2013 2:37:30 AM PDT by Jonah Hex ("To Serve Manatee" is a cookbook!)
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To: Jonah Hex

Don’t you call my boyfriend a homosexual!!!1!!1


122 posted on 07/05/2013 2:39:12 AM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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To: gitmo
I thought "What in the WORLD is that thread about?"

LOL! Never thought of that.

123 posted on 07/05/2013 4:46:20 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Salamander

Now THOSE I had. :-) I agree.


124 posted on 07/05/2013 5:59:12 AM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: boop

What you’ve hit on is the reality that liberals are damaged goods. They suffer all sorts of psychological traumas and then project those on the society as a whole. We joke that liberalism is a mental disorder, but it is much closer to the truth than people realize.


125 posted on 07/05/2013 7:23:47 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: rickmichaels
Ohmygosh. I agree that movie stars and Barbie type symbols should not emulate a freakish image of what a girl should look like. But a 33+in waist and 150 pounds at age 19? That's huge and a recipe for weight problems forever.

I say that as someone who was slightly less than that at age 19, and weight is something I have to be very careful about because of that early excess.

126 posted on 07/05/2013 7:31:41 AM PDT by grania
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To: Lazamataz
no boys do, they don’t drool over barbies. no hetero grown men drool over barbie dolls.
I do.

They said "grown men". You don't qualify. ;^)

127 posted on 07/05/2013 7:35:22 AM PDT by Teacher317 (The public is being manipulated to fleece the taxpayer. That is the real industry in Washington.)
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To: jmacusa

No that girl is real. The “grays” eyes me took are a his ex via contact lenses that have color that extends past the natural iris; the rest is done w/carefully applied makeup.

I believe the young woman is anorexic, but has had implants. I think the hair is natural augmented w/extensions. She favors the Barbie look, but their is another one (possibly two) out there who “do” the Japanese “anime” look (some eye look—hair color & wardrobe different). All have FB/twitters and all take the look straight to the bank.


128 posted on 07/05/2013 7:51:22 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (I personally welcome our new NSA overlords...ok guys, where did I leave my privacy? It's missing!)
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To: rlmorel

That’s a real Barbie, for that particular one they did a tie in with a tasty cookie treat product. For some reason some people found the specific combination of doll/cookie they chose objectionable. Can you imagine?


129 posted on 07/05/2013 7:58:53 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: MacMattico; Slings and Arrows

Let’s not forget this....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8QKK5IDSXE


130 posted on 07/05/2013 8:02:08 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: SampleMan
"I've never seen any doll or cartoon character that was a perfectly scaled human, yet Barbie drives the Left nuts."

That's because she looks better than any unshaven, Birkenstock-wearing, devoid-of-makeup leftwing female.

131 posted on 07/05/2013 8:04:11 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Newbomb Turk

LOL.....I hear our president hangs one mean curtain!


132 posted on 07/05/2013 8:04:46 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: CatherineofAragon

My daughter hated Barbie. But then, I was never interested in dolls either. Much too active, each of us in our own ways. One step-granddaughter liked dolls, the other did not. And so it goes.

Anyway, if they wanted to make realistic dolls, they should look overweight.


133 posted on 07/05/2013 8:07:50 AM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely expressed as advice)
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To: CatherineofAragon

I KNOW Ken is gay. I went to a big Christmas party of theatre people in SanFran where a lot of gay guys were in attendance. We brought wrapped gifts and put them into a big grab bag.

I pulled out a nicely wrapped box: a Ken doll in a ballet tutu. Really, it was very funny.


134 posted on 07/05/2013 8:12:27 AM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely expressed as advice)
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To: Secret Agent Man

they may not come out and say it, but many really do long for the Barbie... perhaps it has more to do with fantasy...


135 posted on 07/05/2013 8:30:19 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Secret Agent Man
yes--she would be more attractive to someone who finds that attractive... i would suppose that a man who marries a freakishly undernourished waif might not find an added 45 lbs all that appealing...

in any case--Barbie is not without curves, and has quite the bust line... btw--i know her measurements are not of "real life" proportions...

136 posted on 07/05/2013 8:33:50 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: rickmichaels

Yeah, that’s right. Real-life Barbie has a big butt!


137 posted on 07/05/2013 9:04:33 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I don't always vote, but when I do, I SURE AS HELL DON'T VOTE DEMOCRAT!)
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To: Veto!
"Anyway, if they wanted to make realistic dolls, they should look overweight."

LOL....with her own little pink & purple Walmart scooter?

138 posted on 07/05/2013 9:38:28 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Veto!

Well, that’s all the proof I need!


139 posted on 07/05/2013 9:39:01 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Ken is the Rodney Dangerfield of dolls.


140 posted on 07/05/2013 9:47:58 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: pepsi_junkie

LOL...ya THINK?


141 posted on 07/05/2013 9:48:59 AM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: CatherineofAragon

I don’t know, maybe it’s me, but I thought the Barbie that came down on the elevator was pretty hot...:)

I guess an important part of being a child is having imagination, and there is some part of many guys that just doesn’t ever grow up...I hope!


142 posted on 07/05/2013 9:52:29 AM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: Lazamataz; Pollster1

I should have indicated that I was kidding, trying to be /sarc.

I love it when I see you say that you would “hit” whoever. Always cracks me up.


143 posted on 07/05/2013 9:56:41 AM PDT by jacquej
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To: rlmorel

I think growing up completely is highly overrated. And yes, she WAS cute!


144 posted on 07/05/2013 11:32:57 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: latina4dubya

I wouldn’t say “barbie”, I’d say someone they find attractive. Whether that looks more or less like a barbie I am sure varies as to what that particular guy considers to be attractive.

not every attractive woman a guy looks at or might think about is automatically a “barbie” or even considered by a guy to be “a barbie”. If you want to put any kind of term on it other than “attractive”, we already have a word for it, and that word is “hottie”. Hotties are all shapes and sizes, not limited to to the proportions and colorings of barbie.


145 posted on 07/05/2013 1:06:43 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Shallow Hal...


146 posted on 07/05/2013 4:20:03 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: CatherineofAragon

When I was a little girl in the late 60’s-early 70’s, I had two Barbie dolls - one was dark-haired - and Ken and Skipper. I also had Barbie’s townhouse, Barbie’s airplane, and Barbie’s fashion show. My friends and I designed and sewed clothes by hand for our Barbie dolls. I also could be a bit of a tomboy, but never once did my friends and I feel inadequate because of our dolls.


147 posted on 07/05/2013 8:16:41 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I don’t have daughters, but when I was a little girl (eons and eons ago), my friends and I designed and sewed clothes by hand for our Barbie dolls.

There was only one time when my Barbie dolls ended up naked: My little brother got mad at me, and he decided to seek revenge. That’s when my mother found my Barbie dolls naked and hanging upside down in a closet.

But, don’t worry! My brother turned out to be a nice guy. LOL. My mother still laughs about that day.


148 posted on 07/05/2013 8:25:56 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: Tired of Taxes

LOL I was never smart enough to do something like that. My sister and I settled for hand-to-hand combat.


149 posted on 07/06/2013 4:25:29 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: rickmichaels

I wonder if stocky Barbie’s head rips off as easily as the tall one?


150 posted on 07/06/2013 4:29:09 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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