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Barbie’s Tip on Dieting Is “Don’t Eat!”

 

For years, women have been patronized and instructed by society in regards to the shape of their bodies.

 

The world famous doll, Barbie, is an ironic paragon of how women get treated.

 

Although the doll has improved her “career life” since it first came out, that was not the case back in 1965.

 

It has always been one hell of a controversial doll, but that certain release, is from another world!

Barbie and the Perfect Body

A famous Slumber Party Barbie set was sold back then with rather two uniquely weird items.

 

The first item is a bathroom scale that is set to a scrawny bodyweight of 110 lbs! And that’s not the worst thing.

 

The other featured item was a diet book for little Barbie, with only one instruction: “Don’t eat!”

 

The set lost its weight scale a year after, but they kept releasing the diet book along with a doll for quite a while. 

How Girls Get Affected

The idea of forcing a certain body image on girls is a problem we still battle to this very day.

 

Just imagine a young girl in the Sixties, incredibly happy to get her Barbie set, just to find this nonsense being injected into her mind subconsciously. 

 

The idea of shaming certain body types and glorifying others has led many women to go through tremendous psychological hardships.

 

Some even go to the extent of developing anorexia nervosa, which is an eating disorder that in some cases leads to death. 

Bet you didn’t know that much about Barbie, did you?

 


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