Since Barbie’s debut in 1959 she has been influencing young girls and swaying their perceptions of beauty when in reality her body, measuring 39-18-33 (bust, waist, hips) is unable to bear a child, she would be incapable of holding up her own back and neck and she is so disproportioned she would need to crawl on all fours (Slayen). Despite popular belief, maybe it is beginning to seem as if Barbie is not so perfect after all. However that has not stopped young girls from admiring their Barbie Dolls perfection, and in ...
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...aim that playing with Barbie Dolls is heavily understudied and could be the answer to gender socialization and be associated with unintended consequences in regards to limitations for their future selves. Hypothesizing that girls who played with Barbie Dolls are more likely to believe that boys have more career options than girls and girls that played with Mr. Potato Head, or a more gender neutral toy, were likely to anticipate equal job opportunities for both men and women.
Slayen, Galia. "The Scary Reality of a Real-Life Barbie Doll." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 08 Apr. 2011. Web. 16 Apr. 2014.
"Teen Health and the Media." Teen Health and the Media. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 May 2014.
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