(Image: Mattel, Will McFadden)
Mattel recently announced that Barbie dolls will be available in 4 different body types, not just the original blonde with measurements of 39-18-33 when scaled up to life-size. They include a model who is all about that bass with a more rubenesque figure. The toymakers hope to promote a more positive body image among young girls who play with Barbie dolls.
But what about Ken? He's thin and muscular---in fact, he's totally ripped. Who among us men can compete with this fantasy image that women are raised to accept as ideal? Not those of us with "dad bods." That's why some people on the intellectual discussion forum of Twitter are saying that Mattel should add a more realistic Ken to date Barbie.