October 10, 2009

Barbie Syndrome


Barbie syndrome is a term used to loosely describe the desire to have a physical appearance and lifestyle representative of the infamous Barbie doll. It is most often associated with pre-teen and adolescent females but is applicable to any age group. Usually it is female youth that will attempt because it is associated with puberty and the awkward stages. The child will want to look her best and most beautiful to males and believes in looking beautiful like Barbie, though Barbie has radical body proportions. Someone afflicted with Barbie syndrome strives for an unattainable body type (and look)...
This video is a must-see for everyone.  Not just teenaged young women, but everyone needs to see how we are manipulated into thinking that we must look a certain way for acceptance. I absolutely hate even going through the line at the grocery store and seeing all the smiling, digitized models and celebs on the magazines and tabloids.  I wish we could just shake it off and somehow acquire a new standard for beauty, but these ideas run deep.  I don't blame Barbie, really...I blame the media and ourselves for allowing and believing it.

2 comments:

J Antonelli said...

saw this somewhere already...I remember when it was the airbrush to make people look prettier. fact is...people are already pretty, they just cannot see it when they are blind. Just saying. ;)

Mama Cache said...

I remember your mentioning this clip. Thanks for posting it.