Susan's Mini Homes blog http://susanshouses.blogspot.com/ has sent me back to childhood memories. She pointed out today is Barbie's Birthday, she is 54.
Barbie's scale set at 110 lbs.
images from wikipedia
Barbies diet book titled "DON'T EAT!"
Barbie sought to enlarge it's market in 1997 and caused a furor over it's name.
Contemporary size adjustments to the Mattel Barbie doll.
If Barbie were a real person this is what she would look like.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/galia-slayen/the-scary-reality-of-a-re_b_845239.html
But we cannot lay all of "body dismorphia" at Barbie's tiny feet.
It took a lot of brave women to reject the corsette. Remember fainting couches? That is because the womens lungs could not fully fill with oxygen if they exerted them selves in any way.
Breathe deeply and be glad you are a woman in this century. Have your cake and eat it too. C
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Getting there! CM