2: No Directive
(photos by me)
One of the biggest complaints with Barbie is that she is too thin and it sets unrealistic expectations for young girls that are literally impossible to reach. Anorexia and Bulimia are a massive problem with young girls. Not everyone agrees but there is evidence that society and its beauty standards that are EVERYWHERE on television, magazines, and advertisements are affecting the rise in these conditions. I set up and took this photo because it shows Barbie making herself puke so she can meet these goals of being thin and therefore pretty. I like the contrast of her being face first in the toilet but also smiling as if to say, “It’s worth it!” to all the little girls out there.