Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Barbie Shaped Women:
"In Western societies, the cultural icon of Barbie as a symbol of female beauty seems to have some biological grounding," concludes the team. "I would be the last person to propagate Barbie," Jasienska notes wryly. "But when you think about the hourglass shape, Barbie is sort of the symbol."
Why does "propagate Barbie" sound so dirty?

[New Scientist--Barbie Shaped Women Are More Fertile]