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2012-08-06 09:44:08 AM  
In other news, some toys don't have accurate proportions to the real items they represent.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-06 11:24:07 AM  

Babwa Wawa: In other news, some toys don't have accurate proportions to the real items they represent.

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You mean Unicorns don't have butterfly wings?
 
2012-08-06 11:27:55 AM  
Come on Barbie, let's go party!

/hey, if it's going to be stuck in my head, you're going to suffer too
 
2012-08-06 11:28:40 AM  
All I can say is, the woman they drew the lines on... Have her cleaned and brought to my quarters.

On second thought, don't bother cleaning her. She'll get filthy during the least satisfying 45 seconds of her life.
 
2012-08-06 11:29:24 AM  
Go whisper your sadness into Ken's penis... Oh wait...
 
2012-08-06 11:29:34 AM  
It's not supposed to be "anatomically correct" It's a farkin' child's toy.
There's no vagina either. Where's all the outrage over that?
 
2012-08-06 11:30:17 AM  
life in plastic; it's fantastic.
 
2012-08-06 11:30:56 AM  
Slumber Party Barbie was introduced in 1965 and came with a bathroom scale permanently set at 110 lbs with a book entitled: 'How to Lose Weight' with directions inside stating simply 'Don't eat'

Bwahahaha, the product manager for that one would be a Farker today.
 
2012-08-06 11:31:05 AM  
jaypgreene.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-08-06 11:31:22 AM  
repeat? Or is this just one of those recurring non-news things that Drew keeps talking about?

/dnrtfa
 
2012-08-06 11:32:00 AM  
"When Barbie's proportions are etched onto a real woman, the results are quite disturbing"

Etched? That's gotta hurt.
 
2012-08-06 11:32:46 AM  
But remember, while less than 9% of the population is underweight Link, we really need to worry about making all the overweight people feel better about themselves by constantly focusing on an inhumanely thin caricature of a woman as the only manifestation of negative body images.
 
2012-08-06 11:33:01 AM  
How do I get a job drawing lines like that?
 
2012-08-06 11:33:16 AM  

Babwa Wawa: In other news, some toys don't have accurate proportions to the real items they represent.

[i.imgur.com image 850x850]


Why the fark do they take barbies so seriously? It's called a Barbie DOLL.

In other news, girls can no longer fantasize about being a princess. Not allowed. Thats an oppressive government type that our constitution does not allow.
 
2012-08-06 11:33:18 AM  
Eh, I'd hit it.
 
2012-08-06 11:33:56 AM  
zomg! Toys don't represent the real world? You mean my tonka toy does not have a real engine?
 
2012-08-06 11:36:15 AM  
If you don't like barbie dolls don't buy them for your kids.
 
2012-08-06 11:37:17 AM  
Are girls really so dumb/insecure as to think that they need to look like their toys?? I don't think I ever looked at any toy and thought I wasn't "right" compared to it.

/its a toy folks. Let it go.
 
2012-08-06 11:37:22 AM  
It's a doll people.
 
2012-08-06 11:38:20 AM  
I hate Barbie as much as the next fat girl, but only 7 dolls on average? That's pretty good. I had at least one myself, and I knew girls who were "that" girl. The ones with 100 dolls. I would have assumed the average to be much higher.

/Barbie and Tonka did not work well together. It was very sad.
 
2012-08-06 11:38:24 AM  
Can I still get my kung fu grip?
 
2012-08-06 11:40:10 AM  
over the years i've met a few adult women who were obviously changed for life by Barbie in their youth. the saddest are the ones who dress & groom themselves in Barbie fashion and don't even realize they are doing it. you've seen them at the mall or in a doctors office. it's hard not to point and laugh.

i've read plenty about women having to come to grips with how having that insipid fashion model in their childhood farked up their self-image.

almost all of those girls had a Mom hand that doll to them. Moms that should have explained to their daughters it's just a damn play toy and not a mirror of their self-worth.
 
2012-08-06 11:40:13 AM  
Guess what. Little girls love Barbie and it has nothing to do with big tits and a skinny waist. It's cause Barbie is awesome and does all kinds of cool shiat.
 
2012-08-06 11:40:18 AM  
Do a GIS for Valeria Lukyanova.
 
2012-08-06 11:40:25 AM  
i.imgur.com

I'm not sure what they are smoking, but that does NOT look anything like a Barbie Doll in proportion.

Yes, we all know the proportions are not lifelike, but it's not as bad as this picture depicts... and it's a DOLL - I guess Bratz is guilty of causing girls to want overly-large heads?
 
2012-08-06 11:40:59 AM  

Pokey.Clyde: Come on Barbie, let's go party!

/hey, if it's going to be stuck in my head, you're going to suffer too


You sonofa....
 
2012-08-06 11:41:37 AM  
I've never understood this farking argument. That's why most feminists tend to look like idiots to me.

Really? IT'S A farkING TOY!

What's next? The proportions of a Mego Action Figure don't match up to real humans?

cdn101.iofferphoto.com

OH THE HORROR!!!
 
2012-08-06 11:42:47 AM  

ph0rk: If you don't like barbie dolls don't buy them for your kids.


Free choice...how does that work again?

Story time: no one would buy my poor 3-year-old a Barbie for Christmas, so I had to do it myself. When questioned, I told the naysayers, "If my red-blooded all-American boy wants to tear the clothes off a Barbie doll, what exactly is wrong with that?" After all, if he'd been my daughter, I'd've been sure to provide age-appropriate toys, gender specifics be damned. And no, he's (at 20) not gay. Guess the pink blanket I occasionally used when he was a baby didn't "turn him gay," either, although I was told it would.

/Fight ignorance, please!
 
2012-08-06 11:42:48 AM  
I would paint inside those lines.
 
2012-08-06 11:43:11 AM  
Ken comes separately. Heh heh.
 
2012-08-06 11:44:45 AM  

Dirtybird971: Are girls really so dumb/insecure as to think that they need to look like their toys?? I don't think I ever looked at any toy and thought I wasn't "right" compared to it.

/its a toy folks. Let it go.


I'm 33 and still working on transforming into a semi-truck. -I've done all I can, gained massive amounts of weight, attached tires to my legs and sewed my lips shut... sometimes I've feel silly (especially when people make fun of me), but I know *one day* I'll be able to say "Transform and roll out" and I'll defeat the large intergalactic planet coming to eat Earth.
 
2012-08-06 11:44:52 AM  
I had a He Man doll, and ever since, I have felt weak, skinny, and pitiful.
 
2012-08-06 11:45:00 AM  

unchellmatt: All I can say is, the woman they drew the lines on... Have her cleaned and brought to my quarters.

On second thought, don't bother cleaning her. She'll get filthy during the least satisfying 45 seconds of her life.


Agreed, thats the kind of figure I love.
 
2012-08-06 11:45:02 AM  
 
2012-08-06 11:45:13 AM  
Also it's really manipulative how they took a somewhat chunky woman to do the comparison so they could maximize the difference.

Why not use Megan Fox or whatever? Oh right, your argument would crumble.

Still, cute girl and I'd penis her so hard.

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2012-08-06 11:45:23 AM  
I learned today that Luke Skywalker is NOT actually 3 3/4" tall!
 
2012-08-06 11:45:45 AM  
Again? Is anyone else getting tired of these 'Barbie compared to real life' articles?
 
2012-08-06 11:46:21 AM  

smileylich: Do a GIS for Valeria Lukyanova.


Oh, ummm....OK, not sure why, but....want.

/Im terrible
//not really ashamed though...
 
2012-08-06 11:46:48 AM  
They sound fat.
 
2012-08-06 11:47:52 AM  
Are people ever going to get over this?
 
2012-08-06 11:49:14 AM  

rocky_howard: Also it's really manipulative how they took a somewhat chunky woman to do the comparison so they could maximize the difference.

Why not use Megan Fox or whatever? Oh right, your argument would crumble.

Still, cute girl and I'd penis her so hard.

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You're a virgin, aren't you.
 
2012-08-06 11:49:18 AM  

rocky_howard: Also it's really manipulative how they took a somewhat chunky woman to do the comparison so they could maximize the difference.


lol, what?

/you must be one of those "sharp knees" types that lives out a celibate existence in your mom's basement.
 
2012-08-06 11:49:36 AM  
I like the body on the model (w/o the lines), but we need FULL FRONTAL NUDITY!!
 
2012-08-06 11:50:34 AM  
Please get over the outrage ladies,
it's a fuggin' toy and a damn cartoon.

I will not compare my self to He-Man dolls,
or Prince Adam for that matter,
and we can call ourselves even.
 
2012-08-06 11:50:43 AM  

T.M.S.: Guess what. Little girls love Barbie and it has nothing to do with big tits and a skinny waist. It's cause Barbie is awesome and does has all kinds of cool shiat.


Slightly more accurate, because most of what Barbie and her friends do, apparently, is try on different clothes all day long. Lots of different clothes.
 
2012-08-06 11:51:10 AM  
Somehow, I highly doubt that IRL Barbie's arms would be so atrophied, but whatever.
 
2012-08-06 11:51:36 AM  
There is an actual, legitimate reason for Barbie to be proportioned that way:

Doll clothes.

The problem with doll clothes is that they have to fit the doll, but the thickness of the fabric is the same or nearly the same thickness as fabric used in full-sized human clothing. This was especially problematic back in the day when little girls used to actually make doll clothes... my wife was one of those kids. As a result, if Barbie did not have exaggerated proportions, she'd look like a wad of cloth with a head sticking out. What the article doesn't picture is what a normal sized human would look like in clothing that had the same scale thickness as Barbie's.

So, rail all you want about body image and Barbie's proportions, but it has nothing to do with human body proportions and everything to do with putting doll clothes on doll and dealing with problems of the mismatched size/thickness scale of the cloth.
 
2012-08-06 11:53:56 AM  

sinanju: There is an actual, legitimate reason for Barbie to be proportioned that way:

Doll clothes.

The problem with doll clothes is that they have to fit the doll, but the thickness of the fabric is the same or nearly the same thickness as fabric used in full-sized human clothing. This was especially problematic back in the day when little girls used to actually make doll clothes... my wife was one of those kids. As a result, if Barbie did not have exaggerated proportions, she'd look like a wad of cloth with a head sticking out. What the article doesn't picture is what a normal sized human would look like in clothing that had the same scale thickness as Barbie's.

So, rail all you want about body image and Barbie's proportions, but it has nothing to do with human body proportions and everything to do with putting doll clothes on doll and dealing with problems of the mismatched size/thickness scale of the cloth.


But but gender stereotypes?

/this is the yearly Barbie article
 
2012-08-06 11:54:46 AM  
Barbie and Ken
Their marriage was a failure
'Cause neither of 'em had
External genitalia.
 
2012-08-06 11:54:57 AM  

bikerbob59: Again? Is anyone else getting tired of these 'Barbie compared to real life' articles?


Especially that retarded photo of the supposedly "life sized" Barbie which doesn't look like a Barbie at all.
 
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