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is barbie a negative influence on women

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Started: 9/5/2014 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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i strongly think that barbie......the plastic campaign model to this idea of perfection is a very bad influence on women and girls of all ages.....the perfection of this doll like every other picture perfect model on your tv screen projects unrealistic ideas to women.....the perfect skin...blonde haired blue eyes has way more power than anyone would think.....this piece of plastic can generate more envy and jealousy than people realize.......i would know when i had barbies i only dreamed that someday i would be able to be just like her yes a pice of plastic that seemingly was intended for play for a long time was the sprout of my envy...her perfect ken doll bf....her long beautiful hair the cheekbones that most girls would kill for barbie is a problem


I don't think that barbie has an effect on women of all ages.

"The ubiquitous Barbie doll was examined in the present study as a possible cause for young girls' body dissatisfaction. A total of 162 girls, from age 5 to age 8, were exposed to images of either Barbie dolls, Emme dolls (U.S. size 16), or no dolls (baseline control) and then completed assessments of body image. Girls exposed to Barbie reported lower body esteem and greater desire for a thinner body shape than girls in the other exposure conditions. However, this immediate negative impact of Barbie doll was no longer evident in the oldest girls. These findings imply that, even if dolls cease to function as aspirational role models for older girls, early exposure to dolls epitomizing an unrealistically thin body ideal may damage girls' body image, which would contribute to an increased risk of disordered eating and weight cycling."


Furthermore it seems to be disconnected from Barbie (and race) entirely and effects children of all sexes ( so it seems baseless and more or less only effective on children which could be assumed to be the natural discourse of anything you show to children since children are easily effected by things.
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Posted by blackkid 3 years ago
I cannot debate you on your own experiences. There is nothing concrete here to contest.
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