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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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1 posted on 07/04/2013 5:53:50 PM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels

Does it come with a tacky tattoo on the back and a smartphone in hand constantly texting?


2 posted on 07/04/2013 5:55:02 PM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: rickmichaels

Why does Barbie have to look real? When I was a kid, I never gave a single thought to her proportions, nor did any of the other little girls. We just loved dressing her up.


3 posted on 07/04/2013 5:56:00 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: rickmichaels

the artist appears to like junk in the trunk. not so bad.

no man wants barbie. no grown straight man even cares about barbie.


4 posted on 07/04/2013 5:56:14 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: rickmichaels
And here's Ken:


5 posted on 07/04/2013 5:56:54 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

if every guy wants barbie, supposedly, then why not chide women for wanting a guy that looks like ken, but anatomically correct?


6 posted on 07/04/2013 5:58:07 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: rickmichaels
"...We’re not even getting into the cultural and racial diversity Barbie lacks..."

Because we have to figure out how to indoctrinate victim classes at the earliest possible ages.

7 posted on 07/04/2013 5:59:01 PM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: rickmichaels
No makeup:


8 posted on 07/04/2013 5:59:15 PM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

ROTFLOL.....!


9 posted on 07/04/2013 5:59:52 PM PDT by caww
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To: Secret Agent Man

Good point.

(Me-—I think Ken’s gay).


10 posted on 07/04/2013 6:00:03 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Secret Agent Man
no grown straight man even cares about Barbie

Yep. So why does this Lamm guy get all the press for this stupid idea?

150 lbs. for a 19 year-old girl? Fat-Ass Barbie would be a better name for it.

11 posted on 07/04/2013 6:00:43 PM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: Secret Agent Man

Does this bikini make my ass look big? LOL.


12 posted on 07/04/2013 6:00:54 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: Slyfox

13 posted on 07/04/2013 6:02:13 PM PDT by South40
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To: rickmichaels

Whoa!

Rachel Jentel must be skewing the results.

A 19 yo female with a 33.6” waist is......average?

“Lookit that thar big woman, Alvin! Ain’t she a beaut!”


14 posted on 07/04/2013 6:02:35 PM PDT by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture....all should be preserved)
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To: rickmichaels
Ze Barbie Doll haz ze verrrry interesting history.

Hitler ordered Nazis to make sex dolls so soldiers wouldn't catch syphilis from prostitutes

"Author Graeme Donald has uncovered the secretive ‘Borghild Project’ while researching the history of the Barbie doll - which was based on a post-war German sex doll toy."

15 posted on 07/04/2013 6:03:42 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Ummm....and who said anything about anatomically correct?


16 posted on 07/04/2013 6:04:11 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: caww

i mean if they’re gonna paint all men with a broad brush the brush can be turned on them too. every person who buys bvarbie buys it for a girl, does that mean all girls want to look exactly like barbie? only girls play with barbies. are they all lesbians? no boys do, they don’t drool over barbies. no hetero grown men drool over barbie dolls.


17 posted on 07/04/2013 6:05:34 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: rickmichaels

Hey, they forgot the tramp stamp.


18 posted on 07/04/2013 6:05:37 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: South40

aging hippie vegan barbie?


19 posted on 07/04/2013 6:06:38 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: kabumpo

cmon most women like sex, it’s just they’re control over the guys to say they don’t.


20 posted on 07/04/2013 6:07:55 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: South40

Ricky Bobby’s Mama Barbie.


21 posted on 07/04/2013 6:08:26 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: rickmichaels
People would try to look at the other doll because for many it is achievable. . Barbie is impossible so most people won't try. well most people.

But they look kinda scary.

22 posted on 07/04/2013 6:08:38 PM PDT by ThomasThomas ("We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.")
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To: noprogs
Sir Mix-a-lot
23 posted on 07/04/2013 6:09:22 PM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: rickmichaels

It can happen - with enough plastic surgery and anorexia (Valeria Lukyanova).

24 posted on 07/04/2013 6:09:36 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

< /SNORT!>


25 posted on 07/04/2013 6:09:57 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: ThomasThomas

You beat me by a minute, but my post is three times as good (or three times as scary).


26 posted on 07/04/2013 6:10:40 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: rickmichaels

She doesn’t look like a real woman because she isn’t a real woman. I wish they would give all this silly stuff a rest.

But hey, Ken looks LGBT, yay! /s


27 posted on 07/04/2013 6:13:18 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: rickmichaels
If they want TRUTH, then here's democrat party welfare state Barbie.


28 posted on 07/04/2013 6:14:07 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: rickmichaels

Did someone get paid to research, write this? If so, shame on whoever wrote the check. It’s a ******* doll! God help us.


29 posted on 07/04/2013 6:14:17 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: CatherineofAragon

-— We just loved dressing her up. ——

But eventually she ends up naked, being twirled around by her hair. My now teenaged kids confirmed my theory.


30 posted on 07/04/2013 6:14:34 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: rickmichaels
EXCUSE ME, BUT...

...isn't assuming g Barbie's gender a hate crime?Typical heterosexist pigs!

/s
31 posted on 07/04/2013 6:15:56 PM PDT by Darteaus94025
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To: rickmichaels
She would be 6 to 7 feet tall

And how did they determine this? Maybe she's sort and REALLY skinny.

32 posted on 07/04/2013 6:16:31 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: rickmichaels

Actually Lara Stone of Holland is very close to Barbie’s real measurements.


33 posted on 07/04/2013 6:16:31 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: rickmichaels

34 posted on 07/04/2013 6:19:24 PM PDT by mikrofon (Bad Barbie)
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To: rickmichaels

Barbie’s not real?, nooooo.....


35 posted on 07/04/2013 6:19:41 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: CatherineofAragon
dressing her up??? our three girls seemed to strip them soon as they came out of the box...

if they ever saw clothes again it was surly when i wasn't around, and it seemed there were always at least six of them draped over the hand rail in the shower drying out

to this day i don't know how many they had, musta been at least three or four each so i guess some of them prolly had clothes on, just not the ones in the bathroom

those were the days...

36 posted on 07/04/2013 6:20:24 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: noprogs

The idea of a 150 lb/33” waisted 19 year old conjures up other than the ‘average.’


37 posted on 07/04/2013 6:20:40 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: CatherineofAragon
My Ken doll wasn't gay! My Barbie and Ken had a marriage ceremony on my front porch attended by all my friend's Barbie's and Ken's! I can remember saving up the $5.00 and my mother bringing me to Sears to buy Ken! Because I had saved up the $5.00 on my own, my mother bought the wedding dress and Tuxedo!

We even made a Priest collar for one of the Ken's to officiate, but we didn't have any black clothes for him to wear so I think he had black construction paper over his Hawaiian shirt and shorts! My Barbie and Ken even had 3 children, but because I only had other adult size Barbies, the babies were all Weebles!

The newer Ken's or the ones I've seen do look gay. Like they spend their time tanning, getting their nails done and over whitening their teeth! I never remember one friend acting like they had to grow up to look like Barbie. They were just dolls, and we had fun playing with them!

38 posted on 07/04/2013 6:20:43 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: rickmichaels

It is a TOY, azz holes!!!


39 posted on 07/04/2013 6:25:07 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Slyfox
I always thought of Barbie as being in her twenties. That supposed picture of Barbie without make-up looks like a 50 year old hard drinking crack Barbie! I don't know any twenty or thirty somethings that look like that without make-up. And from a marketing point of view, who wants to play with “needs a face lift” Barbie?!
40 posted on 07/04/2013 6:25:50 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
But eventually she ends up naked, being twirled around by her hair. My now teenaged kids confirmed my theory.

I was browsing through Latest Posts and read that comment. I thought "What in the WORLD is that thread about?"

Then I read the title of the thread.

41 posted on 07/04/2013 6:25:52 PM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: CatherineofAragon
(Me-—I think Ken’s gay).

Ken's lament.

42 posted on 07/04/2013 6:26:24 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

LOL


43 posted on 07/04/2013 6:27:18 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: wideawake
Dutch Barbie.
44 posted on 07/04/2013 6:29:46 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Chode

This would have been around ‘69-’70.....Barbie had all kinds of “mod” clothes, you know, the miniskirts and the go-go boots. I had a Barbie suitcase with little hangers, and we girls would bring ours to school and have fashion shows, LOL.


45 posted on 07/04/2013 6:30:02 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: rickmichaels

What is with the left’s obsession with Barbie? She’s a doll, a toy, pretend.

I’ve never once seen articles by men complaining about GI Joe dolls.


46 posted on 07/04/2013 6:30:46 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: rickmichaels

They forgot bow legs.


47 posted on 07/04/2013 6:31:00 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Q: The worst president in US history?)
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To: MacMattico
"We even made a Priest collar for one of the Ken's to officiate, but we didn't have any black clothes for him to wear so I think he had black construction paper over his Hawaiian shirt and shorts! My Barbie and Ken even had 3 children, but because I only had other adult size Barbies, the babies were all Weebles!"

LOL!!

Weebles....another blast from the past.

I think Saturday Night Live did a skit where G.I. Joe beat the hell out of Ken.

48 posted on 07/04/2013 6:31:59 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: South40

Milf Barbie ?


49 posted on 07/04/2013 6:32:26 PM PDT by llevrok (We are in a new Cold War. At home.)
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To: Slyfox

ROTFLMAO!!!!


50 posted on 07/04/2013 6:32:46 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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