Barbie dolls are good for society because little girls have understood the diversity through the use of Barbie’s ethnic different. Little girls enjoy playing with this doll. Barbie, therefore, should not be banned. It’s time to drop the controversy about Barbie and accept the fact that she is just a Barbie. Works Cited Belkin,Lisa.
In “Barbie Doll” the speaker is aware of the events taking place in the young girls’ life; however, the speaker does not know how the young girl feels about the events that are taking place. I believe Piercy did this so that the reader could feel for themselves how the young girl was feeling. The poem is told much like a fairy tale; it is told in a very matter of fact way. It is obvious that Piercy uses Barbie to symbolize what society thinks that woman should aspire to be if they are going to be “the perfect woman”. Barbie, with her unrealistic body type: busty, thin waist, thin thighs, long legs, blonde and blue eyed, is reflective of our cultures idea of being feminine.
Was Barbie a feminist success for the time? Yes. Baby dolls were the only option allowing her the role as caretaker to the doll. Giving girls the opportunity to imagine a life outside of their surrounding in 1959 that included options is radical in like manner to the change making that any of the artists have created in this
The phrase, Beauty is only skin deep, does not appear to apply in this era of idealism and perfectionism. From the time babies are born through their adulthood, they are raised to conform to specific social roles. Specifically, little girls are expected to grow up becoming perfect feminine beauties created to bare children and care for their homes and husbands. Sandra Cisnero's “Barbie-Q” and Marge Piercy’s “Barbie Doll” portray the female body and gender roles through the standards imposed by the society that is one of the flawless physical beauty; just like the Barbie doll; the perfect figure, hair, nails, and face and ready to adhere to the expected roles of bearing children, taking care of husband and doing home chores. Throughout their work, in addition to criticize "the way in which women are socialized into stereotypical feminine behavior" (Overview: 'Barbie Doll'), both Cisnero and Piercy hold that escape is not possible from these ideals and that it is very destructive.
Just as mimicking, following the crowd is just as natural and common. Typically, when parents have daughters, the go-to toy just happen to be dolls, especially Barbies. Parents act on this choice unconsciously because of its popularity that appeals to many young girls and even parents. Child A receives a toy that Child B does not have. Yielding to Child B yearning for the toy Child A has, and eventually obtaining it.
Julianne M., mom to one daughter, explained, "A doll with ... ... middle of paper ... ...ith accessories such as hats and a few different wigs. (Daily Mail Reporter.) As you can see, Barbie isn’t a vulgar doll. She may have her negative perks but overall, she is a wonderful influence. Being one of the most controversial dolls in history, Barbie has broken barriers for women all over the world.
With nearly every imaginable career, lifestyle, and look of the doll mass marketed by Mattel, Barbie has evolved herself into one of the most successful and commendable image presented. The dolls has seamlessly accomp... ... middle of paper ... ...ing or sounding like some type of feminist movement leader. I tried very hard for my essay to relate to women and really show what kind of influence such a doll has body image. In addition, I made sure focus on the minor errors, such as comma usage and word error, I made in the previous essays since I do not want a repeat of their appearance in my third essay. For some reason I found writing my conclusion to be difficult yet again.
The world of Barbie took this to new heights because it was a different and a completely new world in entirety. There were innumerous things that... ... middle of paper ... ...which was done by my daughters by using the scissors techniques. This type of attitude of them towards older Barbie’s is because of they got new and love to do experiments on the old one’s. Both of my girls love Barbie's so I buy them whenever I can find a great deal. What the Barbie is or does is not that important to them.
Or does she symbolize sex, a false body image, and an unacheivable identity? Barbie’s not going anywhere, and chances are, she will be sitting on the next generation’s bedroom shelf, wearing the latest clothing, and still displaying her bright smile. It is up to our generation, as mothers and fathers, to teach our baby girls who Barbie really is. It is important they not only love Barbie for her unattainable beauty, but for her strong feminity.
There is really only one way to solve this big debate between Barbie and everyone against this plastic doll. Have the mothers talk to their daughters when they are young, and make sure they understand that the toys they play with do not have to reflect what they should look like or be like. For that matter the daughters should not be able to watch TV, movies, or read magazines because for the most part all the girls and older women in the media are all like a Barbie in their own way. The solution is to stop blaming one toy doll that many girls have taken much joy playing with because there are girls in the world that have eating disorders or physical issues with them selves. Why not blame society for having certain ideals of what a girl should look like?