Some scholars, like O’ Connor, claim that eating disorders like anorexia, happen due to identity issues. It has usually been observed with perfectionist young people who are very disciplined and thus want their diet to be as well.
Other scholars argue that toys, such as the Barbie dolls, can also contribute to the development of anorexia. Young girls look up to these dolls as being the ideal body size. It has been proven by now, that not only Barbie
size is unrealistic, but it is on the boundaries of anorexia: While Barbie’s head is two inches larger than the average woman’s, her waist is 19 inches smaller and her hips are 11 inches smaller. Since her waist would be four inches thinner than her head, Barbie’s body wouldn’t have the room it needs to hold all of its vital organs, and her skinny ankles and child-size feet would make it necessary for her to walk on all fours….
They now have also designed plus sized and a real measurement barbies, but girls are still obsessed with what it is thought to be the ideal, the perfect …