From time to time, I’ve heard people (usually the really extreme feminists) complain that Barbie dolls are sexist. One of the earliest examples I can recall from pop culture to reference this was the episode from the Simpsons in which Lisa invented a doll to compete with the talking Malibu Stacey doll (an obvious Barbie parody), after being disgusted with the ditzy comments the doll came out with, such as “Lets bake cookies for the boys”, “Thinking too much gives you wrinkles”, or my personal favourite “Don’t ask me, I’m just a girl *giggles*”.
It seems that after decades of hostility towards the dolls, the extremist feminists have won a major victory, by having a Barbie doll made with realistic body proportions
Information about the doll (for anyone who cares) can be found right here. It is actually worth checking out for one piece of hilarity in my view. On the right of the page, there is a link to sexy Chris Hemsworth pictures, complete with a picture of him with his top off.
I just find the double standards to be hilarious. Lets face the facts, most men are never going to look like Chris Hemsworth. Instead of feeling inadequate about it and demanding that he put on weight to make us feel better about ourselves, we just get over it and accept who we are. I’d also bet that the vast majority of women don’t get offended by the the body of Barbie either and are of sound mind enough to have more important things to worry about. It’s just the usual minority of vocal lunatics getting their way. Seeing these two things side by side just amuses me to the point were I’m actually suspicious that it was done on purpose.