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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Life-Size Barbie: Statuesque and Startling!

What kind of woman is this?! Believe it or not, it’s Barbie, blown up to human scale.

This version of the blonde, not-so-bombshell was created by anorexia survivor and Hamiliton College student Galia Slayen (pictured) for display during her school’s National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. WebMD contacted Ms. Slaven today and for her permission to share the image and ask for your feedback.

What do you think of Barbie?
Do you think this unrealistic version of beauty impacts our young women? Let us know what you think.

And as always you can find information on eating disorders right here on WebMD.

Binge Eating Disorder
Anorexia Nervosa
Bulimia Nervosa

Posted by: Paul Kercher at 4:24 pm

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