This graphic compares the classic Barbie doll body to that of an average human female and guess what ladies, the news is good! Although many might crave Barbie’s tiny proportions, this study finds that Barbie just wouldn’t cut it in the real world.
For starters, that 16-inch waist would mean Barbie’s body could only contain half a liver and a mere few inches of intestines. The study also finds that Barbie’s neck is too narrow to lift her large head (which is actually bigger than her waist).
Also, if you need to lift a large case of beer home from work, don’t ask Barbie to help. The Mattel doll's frail 3.5-inch wrists mean this gal won’t be able to lift anything bigger than her pink lipstick. This is a fascinating study that makes one think about body image for females in a different light.
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