Is Barbie better as a real young woman or an ideal? 0



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Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson is the founder and publisher of Starts at Sixty. The daughter of two baby boomers, she has built the online community for over 60s by listening carefully to the issues and seeking out answers, insights and information for over 60s throughout Australia. Rebecca is an experienced marketer, a trained journalist and has a degree in politics. A mother of 3, she passionately facilitates and leads our over 60s community, bringing the community opinions, needs and interests to the fore and making Starts at Sixty a fun place to be.

  1. How much better the “new” Barbie looks against the old one! I’d always thought that the original looked stupidly unrealistic and a bad example to young girls, who might actually think such a physique is possible! The new, suggested shape looks atractive, POSSIBLE and in proportion. As a mere male, and an old one at that, even I can spot the major differences between the two and I can’t help thinking, if I WAS a little mgirl I’d have just as much fun with the new one as with the old one. The whole world goes in too much for stylised unrealities of perfection these days – let’s get real again!! (It’s actually much the same with boys stuff – everything seems to revolve around super-heroes and impossible machines for them, the male version of Barbie!)

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    • I could not agree more. There never was anything “real” about Barbie but the new one is far more achievable.

  2. Only trouble is, The Barbie manufacturers didn’t do this – just a newspaper showing what Barbie would look like “if she was normal sized”. Nothing will change – Barbie will remain the same. Little girls will continue to aspire to look unrealistic.

  3. Neither of them look too flash to me. Certainly don’t look like any of the girls I have known.

  4. Go to any Ausie beach in the summer and you will see girls of both types and many more types is it wrong to inspire our young people to be slim fit and healthy .Or would you prefer grosly obese children with legs bowed from carrying their own weight,living on junk food and just exercising their fingers on their mobile phones . because in many areas of Australia that is what we have already .

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