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There has always been controversy about Barbie and the message her perfect body sends to young girls. An artist decided to make a point to Mattel that an "average Barbie" is still very pretty, so he created a 3-D doll with the dimensions of an average 19-year-old girl.
I personally think the doll he created looks great! What do you all think of this true-to-size doll? Do you think the current Barbie sends girls the wrong message?
Here is a picture of the two Barbies side by side: http://thestir.cafemom.com/big_kid/157860/artist_creates_barbie_wit...
Before seeing the new Barbie, I thought I would have been all for it. But I don't like the new Barbie. She's short, has a huge rear end and has big pigeon-toed feet. I know that sounds terrible but that's my immediate reaction. I don't know that the old Barbies really influenced the way girls feel about themselves anyway, it's their peers and movies/tv that influence more. Dolls are for fun. Let the kids have something pretty and fun.