Did You Ever Really Look At A Barbie Doll?


Research has been carried out showing the physical implications of Barbie if she were a human being. Data and diagrams showing the difference in proportions between the famous Mattel doll and the average US woman have been presented alongside a realistic rendering of the toy. Some of Barbie’s physical features mean she would be restricted in terms of movement. For example, her feet would be too small to walk on, so she would have to crawl on all fours. Barbie’s long wrists mean she would be physically incapable of lifting anything. And with a neck twice as long and 6 inches thinner than the average woman, she would be unable to support her over-sized head. The study was created to show women just how unrealistic the dolls they grew up playing with are.
Courtesy of Riviera Radio in Monte Carlo, Monaco

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