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The problem with Barbie? She stands for nothing at a dangerous time for women


by Kate Demolder
13th Jul 2022
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Subservience, beauty above all and tiny, tight bodies are coming at us hard and fast just as abortion rights are being taken away. Is the Barbie Movie is a harbinger for the end of women’s rights as we know them?

“If Barbie were an actual woman,” according to a project entitled Get Real Barbie, created by Chapman University and the South Shore Eating Disorders Collaborative to raise awareness during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, “she would be 5’9” tall, have a 39” bust, an 18” waist, 33” hips and a size three shoe. Barbie calls this a “full figure” and likes her weight at 11 pounds.  According to doctors, her measurements would deem her physically...

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