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pernicious example for young ladies the world over. Her inhuman measurements have sucked the confidence from many a lesser-endowed maiden's heart and soul.
In an article titled "The Scary Reality of a Real-Life Barbie Doll," Galia Slayen reported to The Huffington Post about a six-foot Barbie doll that she built for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (NEDAW) at her high school. This same doll was also part of NEDAW at nearby Hamilton College. This "real-life" Barbie sported a 39" bust, an 18" waist, and 33" hips (which are "the supposed
measurements of Barbie if she were a real person").
The visual image of this Barbie replica is frightening. Her scrawny limbs, waist, and head are dwarfed by her bulbous breasts. It's a wonder she can even stand up for very long without toppling over. Along with
this startling picture, Slayen adds these "Get Real, Barbie" statistics: At 5'9" tall and weighing 110 pounds, Barbie would have a BMI of 16.24 and fit the weight criteria for anorexia. She likely
would not menstruate… If Barbie was a real woman, she'd have to walk on all fours due to her proportions.
These days, Barbie is finally showing her true fangs. MSN Entertainment reports that you can now "Add Bella Cullen to Your Barbie Collection." The accompanying description of this even-scarier Barbie follows: Bella has overcome every obstacle and made the ultimate sacrifice to be with her true love [implication to young females: and you should too – no matter what gets bloodied up in the process]. This giftset features Bella, now changed into a vampire [another inspiring goal for impressionable girls], in a
"leather" jacket and leggings, her hair long and flowing, with distinctive vampire eyes and glittery [but no doubt flawless] skin.
And just so she never spends a moment in blessed solitude, Edward [think Ken] is always available too…
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