Show Random April 19, 2011
A Wake-Up Doll

Little girls have played with Barbies for years. And as iconic as Barbie is, critics say her body image is unrealistic and sends the wrong message to young girls.

Well now, Galia Slayen has made a life sized version of Barbie, based on the proportions of the doll. Her construction stands six feet tall, has a 39-inch bust, 18-inch waist and 33-inch hips. So basically, if she were a real woman, she'd be a freak of nature and structurally unsound...

Why did Slayen do this? Well, she thinks it could be a way to get people talking about body image and eating disorders. Slayen has struggled with eating disorders in the past. In fact, she's dressed her life sized Barbie in the size zero-zero clothes she wore when she had anorexia.

Slayen says she's not blaming Barbie for her illness. She says she's just trying to start conversation...



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