An Australian blog has posted a photo on Twitter of a real woman marked up with Barbie’s proportions. (See a screen shot above. You can click the image to go to their site and the photo larger.)
“The woman in the photograph is model Katie Halchishick, co-founder of Healthy Is The New Skinny, an organization dedicated to “revolutionizing how we think about, talk about, live in and love our bodies.”
“This is hardly the first time that someone has pointed out how unrealistic a Barbie doll’s proportions are, but it’s still interesting to see the proportions drawn out onto an actual body. Some initial observations:
– Oddly pointy chin.
– A chest about half the width of her chest.
– Giant eyes!
– A neck that seems unlikely to be able to support her head.”
What do you think of the photos? Would you show it to your daughter or son to talk about body image?