If Barbie were a real women, her waist would be an estimate of 16 inches. If you compare that to the U.S. average waist for a woman, which is 35 inches, it’s not just unrealistic, but inappropriate! If Barbie were real, she’d only have enough room in her body for half a liver
Okay, when I was five, my mom bought me a Barbie doll. You know,, blonde hair, blue eyes, skinny as a twig, sparkly pink dress. Well, now I'm obsessed with looking like that. I dyed my hair blonde, got blue eye contacts, I'm on twelve diets, 13 weight loss pills, and work out nine times a day. So yeah, ban them. Barbie messed me up! Oh, and by the way, thanks a lot, MOM!
Barbie dolls should be banned because they show girls a false image of perfection and make children at a young age start to doubt their body image and want to change it. The overall image of a barbie is very disproportional for the height and skinniness and body shape of the plastic figurine.
If you go to the website, You'll notice many beautiful dolls that are barbie's friends, From different races, Cultures, Some are thicker and shorter than others and every single one is beautiful. Some are even prettier than Barbie herself. If you go on her youtube channel and watch her vlogs, You will notice how inspiring she is for children and how supportive she could be for them, How she talks about how to deal with bullying for example or how they should fight the urge to constantly say sorry. Barbie motivates children to find what they love, Tells them that they could be anything, To basically help them believe in themselves and repeatedly reminds them that positive attitude changes everything. Furthermore, Barbie has been an inspiration for artists, Painters, Photographers and even the fashion industry.
I understand that she doesn't have the most realistic body but over the years they've improved that to include three other body types. Barbie is more then her image, she teaches kids that you can be and do anything you put your mind to. Beside Barbie is the least of your worries if you're talking about an unnatural body, just look at Bratz or Monster High.
I'm pretty sure that children focus more on dressing them up, styling their hair and imagining their fantasy world rather than what the dolls body looks like - it seems that the dolls bodies are the only big factor as to why people want them banned, which isn't a very strong argument.
No, I do not believe that Barbie Dolls should banned. Barbie Dolls have evolved with times and have basically grew up with various generation of girls. She has shown them that girls can be any thing they want, it include, but limited to doctors, princesses, lawyers, vets and more. Why should this icon be banned?
Why should Barbies be banned? Because it gives kids body image issues? Because it shows a lack of reality? Girls play with Barbies to escape into a fantasy world. Insecure adults that have self confidence issues are the ones who seem to have the problem. Let kids be kids and stop projecting your own insecurities on them.
Another pet peeve of mine is how when people do not agree with something, then everything should be banned. Do Barbie Dolls have to be controversial to? Most people I know who do not like a product, do not buy that product. That is the easiest way to stop the production of something. Obviously, many people still like Barbie Dolls because they have been in business for a long time. People need to get over it and find something else to do with their life.
I think that Barbie is a stable toy for American girls and there is nothing wrong with in general, the majority of parents are fine with Barbie and the majority of girls get many hours of entertainment out of playing with their Barbie dolls, I don't think there is anything offensive or ban worthy about Barbie.
I do not believe that Barbie Dolls should be banned. I think that a lot of them are still great toys for children regardless of how outdated some people may think they are. I think that a lot of the opposition of Barbie Dolls are from politically correct groups that have a chip on their shoulders.