thick and loving it!

by Dasia
(Houston, Tx, USA)

As an african American young woman, i personally find the Barbie doll extremely offensive. I have wide hips, big lips, only average breast size and i am 5'3. By Barbie being portrayed as the perfect woman is that saying that because i am literally the opposite of barbie I can't be beautiful also? I dress nice, have my hair fixed, and can easily attract males but yet in the world's eyes i am not up to par because i am not 6'3 and starving myself. I love who I am, and in my eyes im PERFECT and beautifully me. I'm 15 and I accept every shape and size and i feel like Mattel should have learned long ago that life in itself it beauty, shape and size determines nothing.

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by: Sara

It's very good that you can think that about yourself. I can't. Barbie may be a kind of image of what people should look like but I heard once that if barbie was human size she would die in a matter of days, her legs wouldn't even be able to support herself! I think if someone truly loves you, they see you as beautiful whether you look like Barbie or not. Is personality and character not greater than appearance?

by: Anonymous

I think that it is great that you feel good in your own skin, but as an African American women myself I realize that the Mattel Barbie is just a toy, and is not going to be realistic, therefore I don't take offense to "her". Barbie is not going to come to life at any time because she is fake

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