View Poll Results: What do you think of plus-size barbie?

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  • Good...i would buy one for my daugher/friend/self

    4 6.25%
  • Bad...this is just a horrible idea

    19 29.69%
  • Why can't they make a normal-size barbie?

    31 48.44%
  • I can count to potato.

    19 29.69%
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    Re: Your Opinion on Plus Size Barbie

    I just can't bring myself to care, sorry.

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    Re: Your Opinion on Plus Size Barbie

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    That's not really the point. The point is, that Barbie's shape is anatomically impossible, and young girls can have lots of problems trying to live up to unrealistic expectations of what they should look like.

    When did healthy become unattractive?
    I believe Barbie's shape is a product of factors having to do with scaling. If you take a normal, healthy woman with an attractive, figure, and make a scale model of her that is about a foot tall, it won't look right. Scale a barbie doll up to life-sized, and it will look freakish. The same proportions don't look the same in different sizes.

    I believe the shape of the Barbie doll is a product of objective research to determine that shape which, at the size of a Barbie doll, will most look to a young girl the way she thinks an attractive woman should look.

    We do, of course, then have the idea that this presents an unrealistic and unhealthy example for that girl to try to aspire to as far as her own figure; but I believe there are worse influences than this at work.

    The fashion industry, as a whole, tends to gravitate toward models who are thin to the point of being unhealthy—occasionally to absurd extremes. I have only ever watched one instance of Victoria's Secret's annual fashion show, and that was the first, many years ago. There was one model that they used that was simply grotesque—tempting me to suppose that they obtained this model by going to Ethiopia, digging up the rotting corpse of some poor young woman who starved to death in the great famine that occurred there about a decade before, got a witch-doctor to animate that corpse into a zombie, dressed it up in lingerie, and paraded it around on the stage with the other models. It was really rather disgusting, I thought.

    I later determined that the horrid skeletal undead thing that they used is named “Alek Wek”, and is actually from Sudan, rather than Ethiopia, and is allegedly a living human being, rather than—as it certainly appears—an undead zombie created from the corpse of a long-dead famine victim.

    Here are a few pictures from the IMDB of this creature:

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    It doesn't look nearly as grotesque in these pictures as it did in the Victoria's Secret show. Being more fully-dressed, you don't see how freakishly and sickly emaciated it is as well as you could seeing it wearing only skimpy underwear.

    This creature is considered one of the top fashion models; being put forth as an image of what a beautiful woman should look like. I have no idea how it is even alive; there does not appear to be nearly enough flesh to sustain a living organism of its size. In any event, I am sure you can image the harm that any young girl would do to herself trying to conform to this notion of “beauty”. However it is that this creature has achieved this figure without starving to death, it should be obvious that most who attempt to do so would not succeed; and would die well before they achieved this degree of gauntness.
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    Re: Your Opinion on Plus Size Barbie

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Amen to that. More than a handful is just a waste, IMO.
    That's what I keep telling my wife. Of all things, she's insecure about her breasts, and wishes they were larger. But they fit my hands perfectly, and I can think of no better criterion on which to judge whether they are too big, too small, or just right.
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    Re: Your Opinion on Plus Size Barbie

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    I believe Barbie's shape is a product of factors having to do with scaling. If you take a normal, healthy woman with an attractive, figure, and make a scale model of her that is about a foot tall, it won't look right. Scale a barbie doll up to life-sized, and it will look freakish. The same proportions don't look the same in different sizes.

    I believe the shape of the Barbie doll is a product of objective research to determine that shape which, at the size of a Barbie doll, will most look to a young girl the way she thinks an attractive woman should look.

    We do, of course, then have the idea that this presents an unrealistic and unhealthy example for that girl to try to aspire to as far as her own figure; but I believe there are worse influences than this at work.

    The fashion industry, as a whole, tends to gravitate toward models who are thin to the point of being unhealthy—occasionally to absurd extremes. I have only ever watched one instance of Victoria's Secret's annual fashion show, and that was the first, many years ago. There was one model that they used that was simply grotesque—tempting me to suppose that they obtained this model by going to Ethiopia, digging up the rotting corpse of some poor young woman who starved to death in the great famine that occurred there about a decade before, got a witch-doctor to animate that corpse into a zombie, dressed it up in lingerie, and paraded it around on the stage with the other models. It was really rather disgusting, I thought.

    I later determined that the horrid skeletal undead thing that they used is named “Alek Wek”, and is actually from Sudan, rather than Ethiopia, and is allegedly a living human being, rather than—as it certainly appears—an undead zombie created from the corpse of a long-dead famine victim.

    Here are a few pictures from the IMDB of this creature:

    Your Opinion on Plus Size Barbie-mv5bmtg4otcwmtqzmv5bml5banbnxkftztywmdq2mjkz-_v1_sx640_sy720_-jpg Your Opinion on Plus Size Barbie-mv5bmtkxnjgzndmwm15bml5banbnxkftztywnja4nda0-_v1_sx640_sy720_-jpg Your Opinion on Plus Size Barbie-mv5bmtmynjuxmziym15bml5banbnxkftztywnzexnzg0-_v1_sx640_sy720_-jpg Your Opinion on Plus Size Barbie-mv5bodkwmtg0nju1of5bml5banbnxkftztywmdu2nza1-_v1_sx640_sy720_-jpg

    It doesn't look nearly as grotesque in these pictures as it did in the Victoria's Secret show. Being more fully-dressed, you don't see how freakishly and sickly emaciated it is as well as you could seeing it wearing only skimpy underwear.

    This creature is considered one of the top fashion models; being put forth as an image of what a beautiful woman should look like. I have no idea how it is even alive; there does not appear to be nearly enough flesh to sustain a living organism of its size. In any event, I am sure you can image the harm that any young girl would do to herself trying to conform to this notion of “beauty”. However it is that this creature has achieved this figure without starving to death, it should be obvious that most who attempt to do so would not succeed; and would die well before they achieved this degree of gauntness.
    I don't really think any regular person would consider a runway model to be the ideal woman. They are more like coat hangers for the clothing. They want the models thin like that because they don't want people to pay attention to the bodies, they want people to look at the clothing.

    Of course, I agree that it is unhealthy and sickening looking when they are that thin and bony. It's sad that its the status quo for runway models. There are much worse looking models than even her too. Sad.

    Edit* Now that I look at her, she is probably even a little chubby compared to a lot of runway models believe it or not.

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    Re: Your Opinion on Plus Size Barbie

    Take a look at these girls.


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    Re: Your Opinion on Plus Size Barbie

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Take a look at these girls.

    I'd rather not
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    Re: Your Opinion on Plus Size Barbie

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I don't really think any regular person would consider a runway model to be the ideal woman. They are more like coat hangers for the clothing. They want the models thin like that because they don't want people to pay attention to the bodies, they want people to look at the clothing.

    Of course, I agree that it is unhealthy and sickening looking when they are that thin and bony. It's sad that its the status quo for runway models. There are much worse looking models than even her too. Sad.

    Edit* Now that I look at her, she is probably even a little chubby compared to a lot of runway models believe it or not.
    As I said, where I first saw Ms. Wek was on a Victoria's Secret show. Other that it, the other models in that show were the regular Victoria's Secret Models, the same ones you see in their advertisements on TV, and in the catalogs, and elsewhere. And usually they are quite attractive. For some reason, on this show, they never deigned to smile, all having their faces locked into a very unappealing, angry “DON'T YOU DARE LOOK AT ME, YOU DISGUSTING SEXIST PIG!!!” expression, which rather ruined the appeal that they otherwise would have had. Ms. Wek was the only one that seemed unreasonably thin, as I saw them on that show. Perhaps the point in including Ms. Wek was to make the others appear more healthy and attractive by comparison; and if Ms. Wek wasn't there, perhaps I might have thought that the others looked a bit on the thin side.
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    Re: Your Opinion on Plus Size Barbie

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    As I said, where I first saw Ms. Wek was on a Victoria's Secret show. Other that it, the other models in that show were the regular Victoria's Secret Models, the same ones you see in their advertisements on TV, and in the catalogs, and elsewhere. And usually they are quite attractive. For some reason, on this show, they never deigned to smile, all having their faces locked into a very unappealing, angry “DON'T YOU DARE LOOK AT ME, YOU DISGUSTING SEXIST PIG!!!” expression, which rather ruined the appeal that they otherwise would have had. Ms. Wek was the only one that seemed unreasonably thin, as I saw them on that show. Perhaps the point in including Ms. Wek was to make the others appear more healthy and attractive by comparison; and if Ms. Wek wasn't there, perhaps I might have thought that the others looked a bit on the thin side.
    Yes, the Victoria's Secret models tend to have more of a body because they have to be able to fill out the lingerie they are modeling, and they aren't usually as thin as your typical runway models. The runway models are modeling high end designer clothing, and the designers don't want people to look at the models bodies, just at their "new spring clothing line" or whatever they're trying to sell at the moment. These are usually clothing lines that regular women cannot afford and would not wear and are geared towards more uber wealthy people, so a little different than Victoria's Secret models.

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    Re: Your Opinion on Plus Size Barbie

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    I don't blame you! Way too skinny to be attractive! Anorexic?

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    Re: Your Opinion on Plus Size Barbie

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Take a look at these girls.

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