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(Friends Reunited)   Anorexic Barbie: 1965 toy came with diet book advising 'Don't Eat'. Bleached blonde hair and plastic breasts also included   ( friendsreunited.com) divider line
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2012-11-30 10:30:36 AM  
3 votes:

BoxOfBees: Righteous indignation in 3... 2.. oh, there it is

In other news, 1965 was nearly 50 years ago. Things were different then.

/And people in 1965 were probably horrified with the way things were in 1915.
2012-11-30 11:51:45 AM  
2 votes:
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Odd no one ever complained about the "body image" these sent to boys.
2012-11-30 11:01:24 AM  
2 votes:
Well, you see, the thing is, back then anorexia was incredibly rare and very few women were obese. I'm just sayin' that maybe a bit of societal expectation is a good thing...
2012-11-30 10:27:59 AM  
2 votes:
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She knows she's a winner.
She couldn't be thinner.
Now she goes to the bathroom and vomits up dinner.

2012-11-30 10:25:47 AM  
2 votes:
Fat people are untrustworthy for they lack both discipline AND souls.
2012-11-30 10:25:25 AM  
2 votes:
I'm not seeing the problem with this. In my town this would be great advice for 90% of the teenage girls around here.
2012-11-30 10:14:32 AM  
2 votes:
Wonderful timeless advice!
2012-12-01 12:13:44 AM  
1 vote:

AustinFakir: That's not how mentally illness works.

And that's not how adverbs work, but whatever.
2012-11-30 02:39:14 PM  
1 vote:
It was a joke. It was a little book that Barbie could hold. It said on the cover "How to Lose Weight" and on the inside it said, "Don't Eat!"

People in 1965 were a lot better at humor than people of today.
2012-11-30 12:52:28 PM  
1 vote:
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Serial Killer Barbie.
2012-11-30 11:42:24 AM  
1 vote:
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2012-11-30 11:34:32 AM  
1 vote:
4 out of 5 doctors agree that you should eat.
2012-11-30 11:15:04 AM  
1 vote:
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She knows she's a winner.
She couldn't be thinner.
Now she goes to the bathroom and vomits up dinner.

Because she's careful about what she eats for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Good nutrition rules!

/It turns a negative message into a positive one!
//Love that show.
2012-11-30 10:35:10 AM  
1 vote:
Bulimia is a trivial problem compared to obesity rates in the US.

Deal with it, fatties.

/ also the diet book is probably poking fun of dieting trends
2012-11-30 10:33:28 AM  
1 vote:
Instead of reading "Don't Eat". It should read "Don't eat, until your husbands been properly fed first and then eat the scraps."

2012-11-30 10:32:20 AM  
1 vote:
I know that attitudes have changed to eating disorders, but I'm still shocked that such innocent toys could have had such hidden messages.

That's not a hidden message. It's written right there in the book.
2012-11-30 10:31:59 AM  
1 vote:
Well, if you think that's bad you should have seen Anti-Communist Barbie, Segregationalist Barbie and the WIN with Nixon! Barbie of 1973. She came with a 45 record missing 18.2 minutes of a Nixon campaign speech.

McCarthy Barbie came with a briefcase purporting to contain a list of Communists in the Federal Government and two pairs of pants, one for her to wear and the other pair of pants with the key to the briefcase.

Summer of Love Barbie came with a set of real Mickey Mouse LSD stickers.

Watergate Barbie would blame the Democrats for the Watergate breakin when you pulled her string. She was dressed as a plumber but carried a CIA standard issue handgun and a set of burgler's tools.

Betty Ford Barbie came with her own private room at the Betty Ford Clinic.

You bet your Bippy Barbie dressed suspiciously like a Mod Goldie Hawn and came with a Fickle Finger of Fate Award made out to Ronald Reagan for becoming President in 1980. I remind you that the You bet your Bippy Barbie Hour show only aired for three weeks in 1972.
2012-11-30 10:26:42 AM  
1 vote:

doczoidberg: Meh.

Chicks like to try to stay thin.

What are you gonna do?

Typically you date the thin ones and shun the fat ones. That's pretty much been Western culture for the past century or so.

This just in: Women like to market themselves to men.
2012-11-30 10:20:43 AM  
1 vote:
Slutty-looking '60s Barbie with the heavily-madeup bedroom eyes > modern Barbie who just looks dumb.
2012-11-30 10:16:13 AM  
1 vote:
Sounds like the modern day Playboy centerfold Barbie ....
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