This is what I have been saying for years.
Where as GI Joe’s biceps are bigger than his waist and he only ever does one masculine male power fantasy thing. >_>
and honestly I never paid attention to Barbie’s size as a kid, but all my barbies were successful business women like the ones in the telenovelas my mom liked to watch. I never thought Barbie was supposed to be a “real” woman anymore than I thought animated characters like Minky Momo were supposed to represent real people in a realistic way. I always assumed she was stylized.
My mom obsessing over her weight actually affected me a lot more.
Someone finally said it
THANK YOU SO MUCH. The problem isn’t Barbie, for fuck’s sake. I played with Barbies for years and I never felt jealous of her because she’s just a doll. I KNEW she wasn’t realistic.
If a child ever feels ashamed of their body because they don’t look like Barbie, literally all a parent has to do is sit them down and explain that Barbie is just a doll and nobody could ever look exactly like her. Honestly, bashing Barbie for the way she looks just sets things back and makes you look like a hypocrite.
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