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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: Slings and Arrows

“Like there’s anything to rub”

LOL


51 posted on 07/04/2013 6:34:13 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Poor guy has it hard...no, wait, he doesn’t.


52 posted on 07/04/2013 6:35:39 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Chode

Yes, the ever present naked Barbie in the bath tub!


53 posted on 07/04/2013 6:36:08 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: gitmo

HAHAHAHAHA...the responses in this thread are a riot.

Admittedly, I had one or two Barbie dolls...but to be honest, I found dolls pretty boring. I was a tomboy; tree climbing, fort building, outdoor, horse, skateboard, bicycle, minibike riding tomboy.


54 posted on 07/04/2013 6:37:39 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Perdogg

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

Tattoo on their Back?I have seen many woman with sleeves of tattoo’s and the ones that tattoo their legs.Man that’s Gross.

Tattoos are bad enough on guys.For an Example take a look at the Football Player just picked up for the murder of his friend.To have that many tattoos you have to be a person who enjoys pain.So there must be something wrong with a person who is deeply into tattoos.


55 posted on 07/04/2013 6:38:21 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: Slyfox

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Barbie?

56 posted on 07/04/2013 6:38:34 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: CatherineofAragon
i truly hope they did dress them up when i wasn't there to see after ALL THE $$$ SPENT ON CLOTHES/OUTFITS for them on birthdays, Christmas etc... 8^)
57 posted on 07/04/2013 6:40:09 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: rlmorel
"...We’re not even getting into the cultural and racial diversity Barbie lacks..."

I guess they don't consider this Barbie to be black enough?

58 posted on 07/04/2013 6:42:19 PM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: MacMattico
yup... for YEARS!!!
59 posted on 07/04/2013 6:42:48 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: rickmichaels

reminds me a little of Angie Layton. Miss Teen Utah & Survivor.


60 posted on 07/04/2013 6:43:07 PM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Ha!

GI Joe beating the hell out of Ken! I could see that!


61 posted on 07/04/2013 6:44:26 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: rickmichaels
What if Barbie looked like a real woman?

That'd take a lot of work

62 posted on 07/04/2013 6:44:29 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: rickmichaels

Another travesty is they forced Barbie to wear pumps! Squeezing her feet into high heels - that was teaching little girls it was okay to disfigure your feet, tee hee.


63 posted on 07/04/2013 6:44:51 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: 1010RD
Didn't the feminists come out with a doll that was more "realistically proportioned" so that little girls wouldn't be "traumatized" by poor body image?

I forget the name of the doll, but it was a gigantic flop.

It would be like making a Hulk action figure with white skin, and a build like a hipster vegan.

So that little boys won't be "traumatized" that they'll never be green muscle-bound fighters. It's TOYS, people.

Kids want to pretend. Let them.

64 posted on 07/04/2013 6:46:32 PM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: MacMattico

Earring Magic Ken was a huge collectible among the homos. Look him up, he was queer as a three dollar bill a couple decades ago.


65 posted on 07/04/2013 6:46:51 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: puppypusher

Here in Tucson, half the town looks like total criminal tattoo’d trailer trash. The gym I used to go to — I think I was the only woman to not have one tattoo. And, these gals were tattoo’d head to toe, like they were all just out of prison. So disgusting. So, the Southern AZ Barbie would have to have tattoos head-to-toe.


66 posted on 07/04/2013 6:51:25 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: pepsi_junkie
I guess they don't consider this Barbie to be black enough?

No, like Michael Steele and the Oreos on the package, she is only black on the outside.
67 posted on 07/04/2013 6:51:46 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

He’s latino, soooo.....


68 posted on 07/04/2013 6:54:19 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Chode

Yep yep yep.

Barbie clothes come off, never seem to go back on. Of course having skin tight clothes on rubber skin that required the fingernail strength of a robot to get back on.


69 posted on 07/04/2013 6:58:27 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: wideawake
Actually Lara Stone of Holland is very close to Barbie’s real measurements.

She's 12.5 inches tall?

70 posted on 07/04/2013 7:01:17 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: rickmichaels

I worked with a girl at a Summer retreat that everyone called “Barbie” Not that she really looked like barbie. She was tall well built with a nice face and blonde hair. On a scale of 1 to 10 I would have given her a 9 which is very pretty as I am a tough scorer.`

I worked in the post office and noticed a postcard to a friend she had in Arkansas. She basically said there were no available boys and that other girls had already hooked up with the good ones......She came in about a week late which is probably why


71 posted on 07/04/2013 7:02:37 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Alex Murphy

She is to scale, assuming Davinci’s Vitruvian ratios apply.


72 posted on 07/04/2013 7:03:09 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: South40

What is that? Cougar Barbie?


73 posted on 07/04/2013 7:03:58 PM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: autumnraine
LOLOL!!! 100%
74 posted on 07/04/2013 7:04:26 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: CatherineofAragon
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.

I've never seen any doll or cartoon character that was a perfectly scaled human, yet Barbie drives the Left nuts.

75 posted on 07/04/2013 7:07:08 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: yarddog

I knew a couple who friends called them. Ken and Barbie. They were both very skinny. His name was Ken and he had that Ken doll beard going. They were both exceptionally good singers. The met while singing backup for some famous Christian singer. I forgot who. He was about 6” taller then her. He was also only about 5’4”.


76 posted on 07/04/2013 7:14:11 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
Rachel Jentel with a 33.6” waist is......

thats not the circumference man that is the RADIUS

77 posted on 07/04/2013 7:19:37 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: SampleMan

I've never seen any doll or cartoon character that was a perfectly scaled human,

78 posted on 07/04/2013 7:20:35 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: ThomasThomas

Ha!!


79 posted on 07/04/2013 7:22:15 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

Fat Ass Barbie!! oh hardihar. You guys are so funny.


80 posted on 07/04/2013 7:34:13 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: CatherineofAragon
For years my mother has asked me to quit the military. I tell her its all her fault I am even in the Army.

I told her if she had taken away my G.I Joes and gave me Barbies I would surely be hanging curtains for a living now !

81 posted on 07/04/2013 7:35:44 PM PDT by Newbomb Turk ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.")
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To: bigheadfred
LOLOLOL!!!
82 posted on 07/04/2013 7:42:40 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: llevrok

Pro-abortion Barbie: Wendy Davis

(h/t A. Wilcow)


83 posted on 07/04/2013 7:45:23 PM PDT by ReaganGeneration2
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To: Secret Agent Man

Some grown straight men do want Barbie... so what?..


84 posted on 07/04/2013 7:50:02 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: FreedomPoster

OMG I had never heard of him, but he couldn’t be any gayer!

I completely forgot to mention, when we adopted from China, the hotel gave us a Barbie holding a Chines baby in it’s arms. We managed to get two. My daughter played with one and we kept the other in the box in pristine condition. I wonder how many gay guys still have their obviously gay Ken doll?


85 posted on 07/04/2013 7:51:05 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: rickmichaels

For trivia buffs......what is the last name of Barbie? Bonus points for her middle name.


86 posted on 07/04/2013 7:54:43 PM PDT by xp38
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To: bboop
Fat Ass Barbie!!

If you called her "Lard Ass Barbie" it would save her from moslem slavery.

87 posted on 07/04/2013 7:56:13 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: xp38

Last name= Doll?


88 posted on 07/04/2013 7:59:26 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: latina4dubya

they are lying if they say they’re straight.


89 posted on 07/04/2013 8:04:35 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: ThomasThomas

look it up on wiki.....there is a whole history there even the last name for Ken


90 posted on 07/04/2013 8:15:59 PM PDT by xp38
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To: rickmichaels

Certainly the new Michelle Obama Fat Ass Chow Down on Paula Deen’s Fried Food while Policing the Meals of Others Barbie will sell just as well!


91 posted on 07/04/2013 8:16:45 PM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
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To: martin_fierro

92 posted on 07/04/2013 8:20:24 PM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: Fzob
What is that? Cougar Barbie?

******************

I thought that one must be "Divorced Barbie"...

She comes with all of Ken's stuff...

93 posted on 07/04/2013 8:42:12 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Lazamataz

Paging...


94 posted on 07/04/2013 8:48:06 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: MacMattico
Ha! GI Joe beating the hell out of Ken! I could see that! Van Halen video
95 posted on 07/04/2013 8:48:06 PM PDT by broken_clock (Do it Sarah! Cut the ties that bind.)
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To: Pollster1

well, the ubiquitous question...

If Laz hit that, I would be suspicious of his manhood. “Shirley” he wants more meat on dem bones.

Haven’t seen Laz around lately, but maybe he is just plum tuckered out, from all that hittin’ he has been doin’.

Also, seem to be spelling impaired - can’t figure out how to spell his moniker properly so he gets it sent to him. If you know how - ping him, pretty please, and thanks in advance.


96 posted on 07/04/2013 8:52:59 PM PDT by jacquej
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To: Pollster1

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

In what other country can a poor black kid become a rich white girl?

Michael


97 posted on 07/04/2013 9:10:20 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: Lazamataz

couldn’t remember how to spell your moniker! You are in our thoughts as we discuss the attributes of “Barbie”, and are badly in need of your opinion/input!


98 posted on 07/04/2013 9:12:52 PM PDT by jacquej
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To: pepsi_junkie

OMG. Where the heck did that come from!!!!


99 posted on 07/04/2013 9:14:54 PM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: jacquej

Laz has offered up a couple of really good essays the past few days. click on his name for his ‘in forum’ list and go read the essays. It might change your opinion of Lazamataz ... type in his name under ‘posters’ in the upper right search box on the mainpage.


100 posted on 07/04/2013 9:17:20 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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