Two words to share after reading this article (‘Normal’ Barbie By Nickolay Lamm Shows Us What Mattel Dolls Might Look Like If Based On Actual Women) on Huffington Post.
I would buy these in a heartbeat. From the age of about three, little girls define beauty generally by two women: their moms and Barbies. Why doesn’t Mattel create a more average-looking Barbie? We all know real-life Barbie proportions are next to impossible and, more important, dangerous.
So why not turn these prototypes into real products?
We live in a world where thin is glorified, fat is shamed and yet eating disorders run rampant (both extremes). Seems to me an average-looking Barbie could be enormously beneficial to young girls: normalizing health and wellness, not praising or bashing either extreme.
Mattel, are you listening?
How about you? Would you buy one of Lamm’s Barbies if made into a real product?