In this photo the Barbie resembles 'perfection', and even though there's nothing wrong with her she still seeks perfection through plastic surgeries. The irony.. And that's how it is with most of us girls, we're never satisfied with our selves, we're always seeking perfection, but after all, imperfection is perfection. (I know she kinda looks like a gypsy, but they're supposed to be 'pre-plastic surgery' marks.)
This is an amazing explanation of how most of us think ourselves as imperfect. Well, God sees us as perfect. And in any way we aren't supposed to be. I don't think of myself as pretty, but that is okay because my friends and family think of me that way. That is all that matters. But Barbie is fine the way she is and there is no reason she should change herself. I hope people will take a look at this. This is also very stunning of the focus. Which Barbie is this? Anyway. Happy Easter, dear. - Sincerely from Alex.
I wish this would be preached more. This is very true, girls are great just the way they are. To a point, if they become sickly obese (and that goes for guys as well), they need to get back to a healthy weight, for their own sake. But other then that, how their nose looks, how far apart their eyes are, and all those things they cannot change, is what makes them who they are, and they are damn freaking beautiful for it.
I think the main reason most girls have this deep disgust for their own bodies and face, is we have allowed the society to strive for perfection. We have allowed ourself to create an unreachable idol. Not even the girls they look up to are really that good looking. "Fixing" imperfections with Photoshop and the like have become a norm.
I feel disgusted by how far we have allowed it to go, and I am afraid it is not about to become better any time soon. I wish and hope it will, but I don't think it will happen. All we can do is have the opposite view, love any girl unhappy with her looks, and be the change we want to see.
That aside, you have made a good representation to the issue with this picture. The use of a barbie is well thought out, as they are the "perfect" idol, and yet, as you showed so brilliantly with the "pre plastic surgery" marks, there is always something that "needs" to change on her. Never perfect. Always ugly..
Also, the fact that a barbie is plastic is another great illustration. It is as if she have been under enough plastic surgeries to become "perfect", yet it is not enough.
All in all, this is an amazing picture, illustrating something very important. Kudos to you.
Oh I liked it! And this is the reality! Almost ALL GIRLS around the world, if it's possible for them, they want to literally undergo a plastic surgery to have perfect features - pouted lips, deep set eyes, beautiful nose.. There's nothing wrong if someone would "enhance" their beauty, but I hope, their attitudes could undergo some "surgery" too as I think it needs to be fixed as well.
that's one great idea, its so true. these plastic people don't get enough. they have to know that you can not get more perfect than what God gave you ! Applause and the use of the barbie is a good symbol because many people see the barbie as the "perfect" female model.
TiggersquirrelFeatured By OwnerApr 11, 2012Hobbyist Traditional Artist
BARBIE IS SERIOUSLY DISTURBED. Seriously. It teaches little girls that to be awesome and popular you have to have pink lips, skinny bodies, big breasts, long thick eyelashes, eyeshadow, small noses, perfectly shaped faces, perfectly symmetrical bodies, perfectly shaped eyebrows, etc. The list goes on and on and on and on...