I Hate Barbie
Monday, August 09, 2010
Check out this aol article.
Barbie for years influence me, all the way up till about 12 years of age.
She may even contribute to my self-esteem issues slash skinny girl obsession (I don't know).
I love the show Mad Men and this article talks about how mattel's release of the Joan doll has no curves. (Such an Outrage!!!)
Quote from Article: "According to a Mattel spokesperson, 'The 'Mad Men' dolls are styled to capture the aesthetics of the show' and not the actress's actual figure, the Daily Mail reports. "
If I have a girl one day I'm not so sure I want her to play with Barbies, even though I loved them as a child. I mean it was hard enough to find a Black Barbie (Actually called Barbie and not named something like Christie or whatever) now I'm thinking she represents something I jsut wouldn't want my child to feel is normal.
I'm not so sure of Bratz either, but at least they have Black Bratz in the original four I think it's Yazmine (My nieces love Bratz). But their figures are blown way out of proportion. Big heads, little tummy, big feet, long flowing hair (Why no fro? Black girls think natural is ugly, and b/c I was brought up that way I kinda do too).
Anyway, maybe I will take a step and sell my Barbie things one day. They are with my mother though so that may take a while b/c she leaves 12hrs away.
Tell me what you think.
I read futher.
"The 'Mad Men' creator Matthew Weiner has warned [January Jones] and fellow cast mates Christina Hendricks and Elisabeth Moss to avoid hitting the gym so that they'll stay curvy, the Daily Mail reports."
Sparkpeople.com article on Mad Men and curves