Two Barbies Matthew Dougas

Posted: March 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

I found two interesting articles about barbie recently. The first one is about the realistic barbie doll that strives to give women an accurate conception of the female body. The other barbie I came across is about something called the human barbie, a women named Valeria Lukyanova who strives to become barbie. Here’s an interesting quote about her lifestyle:

“Valeria Lukyanova’s arduous efforts to maintain such a slim figure have lead the 28-year-old to practice Breatharianism, a little-known doctrine whose followers say they subsist on air and sunlight only.”

These articles both illustrate the extent that commodities and consumerism affect people and how they conceive themselves. I thought this article really connects with Ann DuCille’s chapter, Toy Theory: Black Barbie and the Deep Play of Differences.


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