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

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    Excuse me all to hell for responding to those who quoted me including you. geesh
    Relax. I was just joking around with you.

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    Re: Your Opinion on Plus Size Barbie

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    That's fine, but I just wanted to clarify that women can get that thin and not necessarily be an anorexic. I knew a girl who would starve herself on purpose just because she liked to be thin, but she wasn't an anorexic. She was just kind of stupid.
    Stupid for sure.
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    Re: Your Opinion on Plus Size Barbie

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Relax. I was just joking around with you.
    Come on, Chris -- this is serious, serious business here.

    We're talking BARBIE, dammit.
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    Re: Your Opinion on Plus Size Barbie

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    Come on, Chris -- this is serious, serious business here.

    We're talking BARBIE, dammit.
    Yes, Barbie means business.

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    Re: Your Opinion on Plus Size Barbie

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Yes, Barbie means business.
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    You know what happened last time somebody tried to mess with Barbie.....
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    Re: Your Opinion on Plus Size Barbie

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
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    You know what happened last time somebody tried to mess with Barbie.....
    That must be from the Psycho Killer Barbie collection, new for 2014!

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    Re: Your Opinion on Plus Size Barbie

    How about lesbian barbie? how would that go over?


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    Re: Your Opinion on Plus Size Barbie

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
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    You know what happened last time somebody tried to mess with Barbie.....
    Man, you know you need to stop spending time in the greenhouse when the first thought you get from this picture is "I wonder what types of plants those are supposed to be"

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    Re: Your Opinion on Plus Size Barbie

    I don't remember who posted the gifs of Barbie and "normal-sized Barbie," but people have been discussing Barbie's freakish proportions for decades.

    From HuffPo [bolding mine]:

    The search engine for locating mental health treatment centers put together an infographic using data from the 1996 study "Ken and Barbie At Life Size," which was originally published in the academic journal Sex Roles. The graphic compares the proportions of a Barbie's body to the body of the average American woman as well as the average model and the average anorexic woman.

    Some of the numbers are quite striking. While Barbie's head would be two inches larger than the average U.S. woman's, her waist would be 19 inches smaller and her hips would be 11 inches smaller. Since her waist would be four inches thinner than her head, Barbie's body wouldn't have the room it needs to hold all of its vital organs, and her uber-skinny ankles and child-size feet would make it necessary for her to walk on all fours.

    The infographic was created as part of a larger report on body hatred among young women. And although January 2013 research showed that peer influence may impact body image even more than pop culture, it's never bad to be reminded just how unrealistic the bodies of the dolls you grew up playing with are.

    Barbie Body Would Be Pretty Odd-Looking In Real Life (INFOGRAPHIC)

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    Re: Your Opinion on Plus Size Barbie

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I don't remember who posted the gifs of Barbie and "normal-sized Barbie," but people have been discussing Barbie's freakish proportions for decades.

    From HuffPo [bolding mine]:

    The search engine for locating mental health treatment centers put together an infographic using data from the 1996 study "Ken and Barbie At Life Size," which was originally published in the academic journal Sex Roles. The graphic compares the proportions of a Barbie's body to the body of the average American woman as well as the average model and the average anorexic woman.

    Some of the numbers are quite striking. While Barbie's head would be two inches larger than the average U.S. woman's, her waist would be 19 inches smaller and her hips would be 11 inches smaller. Since her waist would be four inches thinner than her head, Barbie's body wouldn't have the room it needs to hold all of its vital organs, and her uber-skinny ankles and child-size feet would make it necessary for her to walk on all fours.

    The infographic was created as part of a larger report on body hatred among young women. And although January 2013 research showed that peer influence may impact body image even more than pop culture, it's never bad to be reminded just how unrealistic the bodies of the dolls you grew up playing with are.

    Barbie Body Would Be Pretty Odd-Looking In Real Life (INFOGRAPHIC)
    I agree, but she's a doll and doesn't have to be life like. Kind of an important aspect to playing with dolls is pretending. I just don't believe that a doll would have nearly the impact on body image as Hollywood does.

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