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    If Barbie were a real woman...

    :laugh I decided to do some research on this...er...fascinating subject. Here are some quotes of interest. :laugh


    "Poor Barbie, she may someday marry Ken, but chances are, they will never have children. Based on research done by Rader Programs, the percent of Barbie's body fat would be so low, she would have ceased to menstruate--that is if she ever started. She has been grossly underweight since the beginning.

    If Barbie were a real person, she would be 6' 0", weigh 100 lbs., and wear a size 4. Her measurements would be 39"/19"/33". My four-month-olds' heads measure 17 1/2". She would probably have had to have back surgery from being so top heavy."



    "If Barbie were a real person, she would wear a child's size three shoe, stand 5'9" tall, weigh 110 pounds and bear the measurements 39-18-33."


    This one's got some fun facts about Ken as well:

    "Fact: If Barbie were a real woman-She would have to grow to be seven feet tall. She would have a bust that was between 38-40 inches, her waist 18-24 inches, her hips around 33-35 inches. Barbie's weight would be 110 pounds. If she were a real woman-Barbie would have to walk on all fours due to her proportions. If Ken were a real man-he would be seven-feet, eight-inches tall. An average man would have to add seven inches to his chest and about eight inches to his neck to equal Ken's measurements."


    WNBA, anyone?

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    Post Re: If Barbie were a real woman...

    Quote Originally Posted by Adelaide
    ...stand 5'9" tall, weigh 110 pounds and bear the measurements 39-18-33.
    I would sell my soul to get those measurements.

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    I must say that this is one of most ridiculious things feminists tend to get pissed about. Barbie is not supposed to be real anyways; shes intended for fantasy play. As to whether or not Barbie has any effect on the perceptions of young girls; I'll let the ladies here talk about that.

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    Post Re: If Barbie were a real woman...

    Barbiehaters are silly.

    I had TONS of Barbies as a child. I had the Barbie Dream House, the Barbie Corvette, the Barbie Motorhome, two Ken dolls (), tons of Barbie clothes, Barbie make-up, Barbie nail polish, Barbie pajamas, Barbie everything! I still want a pink Corvette.

    Barbie rules!

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    Post Re: If Barbie were a real woman...

    Quote Originally Posted by Pushkin
    I must say that this is one of most ridiculious things feminists tend to get pissed about.
    Feminists get pissed about this? I was unaware of this.

    Barbie is not supposed to be real anyways; shes intended for fantasy play.
    You have to admit that the fun facts about her body are hilarious, though. If she were real, she'd have some major issues.

    As to whether or not Barbie has any effect on the perceptions of young girls; I'll let the ladies here talk about that.
    I can't speak for all the ladies, but she had effect on me whatsoever.

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    Wink What I did as a child.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sigrun Christianson
    Barbiehaters are silly.

    I had TONS of Barbies as a child. I had the Barbie Dream House, the Barbie Corvette, the Barbie Motorhome, two Ken dolls (), tons of Barbie clothes, Barbie make-up, Barbie nail polish, Barbie pajamas, Barbie everything! I still want a pink Corvette.

    Barbie rules!
    I played with barbies as well... If your definition of "play" includes chopping off their hair, ripping their heads and limbs off, doing "experiments" on them in the microwave and the freezer, and coloring all over them with Sharpies. (What a creative first grader I was!) :behead

    The only Barbie item I've had other than the dolls was the "Barbie Dream Boat," which I painted green with my Tempera paint because I was going through a stage in which I considered pink too "prissy." :laugh

    Also, Barbies clothes and accessories were too small for me to keep up with. As soon as I opened their packages, their shoes were gone (and their clothes were soon to follow.) My Barbies were all nudists.

    Anyone still wondering whi I'm not a doll collector?

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    Post Re: What I did as a child.

    Quote Originally Posted by Adelaide
    I played with barbies as well... If your definition of "play" includes chopping off their hair, ripping their heads and limbs off, doing "experiments" on them in the microwave and the freezer, and coloring all over them with Sharpies. (What a creative first grader I was!)
    Damn it! You beat to this. Although you didn't shoot them out of a potato cannon like me and my friends did.

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    Post Re: If Barbie were a real woman...

    Quote Originally Posted by Sigrun Christianson
    Barbiehaters are silly.

    I had TONS of Barbies as a child. I had the Barbie Dream House, the Barbie Corvette, the Barbie Motorhome, two Ken dolls (), tons of Barbie clothes, Barbie make-up, Barbie nail polish, Barbie pajamas, Barbie everything! I still want a pink Corvette.

    Barbie rules!
    Yeah.........thats one negative aspect about Barbie. It teaches young girl materialistic values at a young age and that gives them the impression they deserve whatever they want.

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    Post Re: If Barbie were a real woman...

    Quote Originally Posted by Pushkin
    It teaches young girl materialistic values at a young age and that gives them the impression they deserve whatever they want.
    We do deserve what we want and we get it.

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    Post Re: If Barbie were a real woman...

    Quote Originally Posted by Sigrun Christianson
    We do deserve what we want and we get it.
    Actually you womean don't really need 95% of the crap you want.

    Although you women could atleast repay the gratitude once in a while.

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