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The Great Barbie Debate: Mother vs. Daughter

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When my daughter was born, I informed all family members that she would not be allowed to own or play with Barbie dolls. After all, any Google search will lead you to a plethora of articles detailing the improbability of Barbie’s proportions and the negative impact her measurements and weight would have on her overall health.

According to this article, Barbie’s overall body fat percentage would be so low that she would be unable to menstruate and she would fit the criteria for being anorexic. Will my daughter become anorexic or suffer from eating disorders because she plays with Barbie? I don’t think we can really know that.