I’ve just come across this really interesting article in the Daily Mail. With the title ‘Bones so frail it would be impossible to walk and room for only half a liver: Shocking research reveals what life would be like if a REAL woman had Barbie’s body’ I was instantly intrigued.
The story talks you through what a Barbie doll would actually look like if it were scaled up into human proportions. The results are completely alien-like and very unrealistic, so basically Mattell’s visions of creating the ‘perfect woman’ have been squashed. There are a number of graphs and charts that compare the sizes to the US average as seen below.
‘The graphs released by Rehabs.com, a site for locating mental health treatment centres in the U.S., aims to point out the outrageous physical characteristics of a doll seen for more than 50 years as a role model for girls.’
Although this doesn’t relate directly to my project which is primarily based around aesthetic cosmetic surgery, it is undoubtably interesting. I admittedly have been getting a little lost in the Barbie side of things, I need to concentrate more on what my outcome is aimed at.