In contrast, Bratz dolls are underemployed. They are teen girls who love fashion, shopping, sharing and creating their dreams with their friends. In terms of role models, the production of famous figures in the market leans toward movie starlets, models and pop singers. Women who have careers based on their looks before their talent are more likely to be fashioned into a doll. Doll versions of Cher, Marilyn Monroe, Jennifer Lopez and actresses linked to a blockbuster movie are often easy to find in a store.
When I grow up I want to look Just Like Barbie Throughout many generations of media publicity, women and girls have publicized and influenced to look like supermodels and in return this leads to them not genuinely loving themselves for who they truly are. There is many causes and effects to these insecurities and one of them had been from childhood girls comparing themselves to Barbie made by Mattel. Barbie herself comes from a long line of controversy of love and hate as well as changes with her appearance. Barbie was inspired based off of the original call-girl character named Lilli, which was a German doll. In 1956, Barbie’s creator Ruth Handler seen the doll while she traveled to Europe and got the inspiration to make a similar doll
Today, Barbie is a “symbol of consumer capitalism and is a global br... ... middle of paper ... ...wife should have. Barbie has had on many different types of girls as there have been many multicultural dolls ranging from Indian, Asian, African and many more. Mattel by making these dolls for everyone around the world shows that all women of different colours and cultures are accepted into this age. Understanding the need of a doll helps researchers comprehend the nature of Barbie becoming such a world-wide popular culture icon. Without the widespread access Barbie would not have influenced the teenage population as it had throughout the last fifty years.
There has always been controversy as to whether Barbie should be banned. Barbie dolls were created decades ago so little girls can play with them and relate to them somehow; therefore, Barbie should not be banned. Barbie dolls are good for society, little girls have understood diversity, and they enjoy playing with them; however drawbacks would be that some little girls do not have the maturity to appreciate the symbolic value of a Barbie doll, it has become an obsession to look like her and, she is not an appropriate role model. According to Lisa Belkin, Barbie is good for society because she’s fun to play with and she encourages little girls to use their imagination and dream big. Many young girls who play with Barbie dolls have realized that she is just a doll.
More than Just the Mother of Barbie 90% of girls ages three through ten owned at least one Barbie doll. Ruth Handler’s idea for children to live there adult fantasies through a toy, came to life in a tall beautiful blonde doll. Barbra Millicent Roberts, or Barbie for short was named after Handlers daughter. Barbie was originally molded after the European Lilli doll that was made to be a gag gift, but Handler transformed this idea into so much more. The first Barbie doll was created in 1959, changing the toy making industry forever.
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.
Barbie provies alternatives to the female stereotype of a mother and wife, but marriage isn’t perfect like the way it is portrayed. She goes through absolutely no struggles. Works Cited Hoskins, S. (n.d.). The negative effects of barbie on young girls and the long term results. Retrieved from http://www.divinecaroline.com/life-etc/momhood/negative-effects-barbie-young-girls-long-term-results Perez, A.
A way to think of how Barbie’s have played a huge role in many girls’ lives is to think of how young boys that played with toy trucks and plastic tools were to them. Both of these toys were something that both girls and boys liked to play with growing up. While the girls would be inside playing Barbie wit... ... middle of paper ... ...tly to blame for making girls think that they should be sexually successful women modeled after Barbie (Life 3). Many women are blaming everything wrong with those girls in the world that have problems based on how Barbie looks, and that the doll somehow makes these girls think they should too. There is really only one way to solve this big debate between Barbie and everyone against this plastic doll.
Since Barbie's debut, she's been reproduced by the billions to meet the never ending demand. Even after 50 years she’s still flying off of toy-store shelves. Two Barbie dolls sell every second, and Mattel’s worldwide sales of Barbie top $1.5 billion every year. The company estimates that 90 percent of U.S. girls between the ages of 3 and 10 own at least one dolls. These numbers indicate that Barbie is still a big part of our culture and lives, and although controversy surrounds her at every step, she still manages to be a well known, sought after woman.
They believed that Barbie placed a unobtainable pressure on young girls to look like Barbie. Of course this expectation was hard to meet, Barbie’s estimated height and weight is 5ft. 9in and 110 lbs. During a woman’s strike for equality the signs the used read, “I Am Not a Barbie Doll”, (Docterman). Although some feminist thought Barbie gave girls too high of standards, Ruth had another goal in mind for