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.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~Update ~~~~~~~~~~~
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."

~~~ article on Mad Men and curves
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    Lol thank you. My barbie didn't date ken, she dated GI Joe. She liked a man in uniform.
    2814 days ago
    I read somewhere once that if Barbie were real, she would not be able to stand upright due to the weight of her "girls." LOL Amanda Bynes said it best in Hairspray..."Plastic little Spastic." emoticon
    2815 days ago
    People say I look like a Barbie doll - tall, slim, long legs and huge boobs, lol.
    I used to steal my sister's Barbie dolls and give them to the boy two doors down to tie them to trees and interrogate them with his G.I. Joes.
    2815 days ago
    I know she is plastic but the people who make her aren't.
    I guess Hate is a harsh word. I do resent the makers though. They are unwilling to change and to me, they propel the idea of being super skinny is ideal.
    I still love my Barbie collection (for it's monetary value more than for it's fun value).
    May have been overly dramatic in my statements (I'm a theatre student though).

    Thank you for your thoughts. I do need to get over my issues.
    2815 days ago
    hi ,there don't take anything to personal!well i had barbies as a child,I've never been happy about my body but i never took it out on barbie,lol I no she's flawless,she is a plastic model. my mother has about 300 she has them all over the place lol I better not hate them.I guess maybe you should rethink not alowing your children the oppertunity to enjoy them,because of your self esteem issues.You need to get over that.Go buy some maybe they will help modivate you use them for good use.Remember your real there fake.Just do your excersizes drink your 8 glasses 8 .oz a day eat wholewheat grains fruits veg nuts,lean'll do fine! goodluck emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2815 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/9/2010 5:38:15 PM
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