1965 “Barbie Slumber Party” included a Diet Book…now we know why her waist is so small…

This is CrayCray, and explains a great deal about why women hold the  thoughts they have about their bodies if this is what we they were given to play with as children! All I have to say is that I am glad that in 2012 we realize that this is just wrong….

Now, courtesy of a 1965-era Barbie, comes another outlandish idea to help keep the pounds off: starvation. We’ve always known Mattel’s iconic Barbie doll may not be the most healthful source for advice on keeping a trim figure, but the “Slumber Party Barbie,” produced in the mid-1960s, really takes the cake.

Among the doll’s accessories are a small plastic scale permanently set to 110 lbs., and a diet book titled “How To Lose Weight,” because who doesn’t go to a sleepover without their diet book?

WTF! this is the craziest part, that in 1965 somehow someone thought that THIS was okay to give to a little girl, for fun!

According to the Daily Mail, Mattel dropped the scale from Slumber Party Barbies produced the next year, but the diet book — and its terrible advice — lingered on until at least 1967.

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