If Barbie Had Human Proportions

Alessia Andreotti
July 11th 2013

With the daily use of Photoshop to retouch celebrities, it’s not surprising that women feel the pressure to conform to what is essentially an illusion. Starting from this reflection, artist Nickolay Lamm decided to change Barbie's body proportions to more accurately reflect reality.

To design the doll, Lamm used the size of the average 19 -year-old American girl: shorter and more rounded, but still pretty. The result is realistic, fresh and liberating! On a related note, who remembers the Aging Barbie?

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Should men be able to give birth to children?


Koert van Mensvoort: Is the artificial womb frankenstein-like symbol of (male) engineers trying to steal the magical womb from women? Or… is it a feminist project and needed to reach through equality between the sexes? I personally lean towards the latter. To me it feels like progress if a girl can tell a guy to carry the womb for a change.

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