Barbie has cankles
Yes, really. In this Broadsheet article about fatphobia in the fashion industry we read:
Shoe designer Christian Louboutin, meanwhile, has of late been grappling with the nightmare of creating something special for perennial fashionista Barbie. A spokesman for Louboutin told WWD yesterday that when designing for the doll, whose ankles measure under a quarter of an inch, “He found her ankles were too fat.”
So, apparently Barbie has cankles.
This leads to an interesting question: is it even possible for women to meet cultural beauty standards? I think that the answer is quite clearly a resounding “no.”
Good thing some of us have chosen to aspire to other standards of beauty.