I find the doll really creepy. No way is that even close to representative of human beings.
Well... not having ever been a nine-year-old girl, I can't say I've ever given it a single moment of thought... since you asked.
I don't think of Barbie at all, like most adults.
Screw you OP. Barbie gave me endless hours of fun as a child. She went swimming and drowned, Ken had to give her mouth to mouth, then they fucked behind the bushes. Barbie had a bad fall down the staircase and was in hospital for months while Ken and Ken hooked up and had buttsex. Barbie's hair caught fire oneday when I found a box of matches. I owe my whole childhood to Barbie and her near death, slutty experiences.
Barbie is based on a character from a German comic strip that was a dumb blond slut,not unlike "Little Annie Fannie" in Playboy. Her clothing was not based on Paris fashion, but on the slut dresses from Frederick's of Hollywood.
when I was a child, I was given a Barbie. I made my parents take he back because good girls did not wear heavy eye makeup or fingernail polish.
That said, most of the peculiarities of her body have to do with production issues not perceptions of women's bodies. The shape of the foot is so the leg can be pulled from the mold w/o distortion. He incredibly small waste is so she can wear the full skirts popular at the time. For an 11.5 inch doll, even the thinnest fabrics would be the equivalent scale of heavy felt on a human.
Incredibly small "waist". That was a telliing mistake!
My mom looked exactly like Barbie. She had no plastic surgery. She just had really odd measurements, had no nipples, and had a copyright notice embossed on her rear end. Other kids thought she was strange, but she was our mom and we loved her.
I caught her scissoring with Midge!
The only thing my sister's Barbie was ever good for was spreading her legs for a Ken Doll. Only her legs didn't really spread, so you had to get creative sexually which usually meant legs in the air or bending over a Barbie playhouse chair. Neither one had any any junk down below but the frotting was great. You could make crotchless panties and pee-a-boo bras with safety scissors too!
I really wasn't into my sister's Barbies too much, but once in awhile she would have a 3some with GI Joe and Johnny West. Not with Ken though--he wasn't butch like Joe and Johnny.
I also had these "Big Jim" action figures-- which were quite possibly THE gayest toys EVER! Big Jim and friends would hook up with Joe and Johnny in Barbie's camper and have orgies.
R15, the Big Jim action figures allowed me to indulge in my horny gay boy fantasies. Ah, memories!