This is still not real life

I see the makers of Barbie have released a new line of dolls in all shapes, sizes, ethnicities and even hair types in a bid to better represent real life.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 8th February 2016, 8:48 am
Updated Monday, 8th February 2016, 8:54 am

They should be applauded for this, but there’s still a problem – all of the dolls are very pretty, regardless of their body-type.

If they really want to reflect real life, shouldn’t there be some average looking, or even ugly dolls?

I know people of all different shapes and sizes, but few of them look like film stars.

We won’t end the objectification of women until Barbie has acne, a lazy eye and crooked teeth.

Claire Foster