Debate-Is Barbie a poor role model?

In my opinion its yes. Barbie has been around since 1959 and only gotten worse, not to mention her cousins Bratz, Monster High, Growing Up Glam, Growing Up Skipper, Moxie Girls, and Novi Stars. I guess you could call them the Barbie followers. First off Mattel shouldn’t expose breasts to little girls, especially ones the size of Barbie’s. I never owned a Barbie as a little girl as I’ve always been against her (even when I was 4) and my girls don’t own any either. The only dolls in our home are American Girl, which deliver positive messages to girls about life and history. The kind of imaginative play Barbie brings girls goes in the wrong direction. Most girls who play with Barbie will dream of being Barbie. This means they’ll likely dream of being perfect, skinny, and having a perfect body. The kind of life Barbie lives is something unhealthy for girls to want. All kids should want to be themselves. If girls dream of living the Barbie fantasy when they’re young they’ll likely carry their dream with them into middle school, which will only make things worse. If I had the kind of money Barbie had, I wouldn’t spend it on stuff like Barbie would if she were a real person. I would bring my daughters somewhere amazing and give them memories they’ll cherish and treasure forever. Our children shouldn’t be boxed in a world of stuff like Barbie is. So, Barbie, I boycott you, think you look like the most inhuman girl on Earth, and the list goes on and on.

Posted by Ellen Meadows

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