I still prefer regular Barbie.
"God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
-C G Jung
The posts in this thread have just solidified my opinion that men have a very difficult time understanding the pressures young girls face surrounding the issue of body image. I get that, it is more challenging for me to understand the pressures that men feel. It drives many young girls to drastic measures (ie: anorexia, multiple plastic surgeries).
Seems like a more realistic approach to this issue would be to reinforce the positive message of accepting yourself and making the most of what you have; there will always be people who think you are fine just the way you are, find those people and be yourself with them.
I do think that we would all better off if beauty products and toy industry, fashion mags, etc broadened their definition of female beauty but that is not likely to happen.
"Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers" - Voltaire
"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self" -Hemingway