Barbie Is Bad

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Ever had a Barbie doll? I know everyone has! The first Barbie doll came out in 1959! Around 350,000 Barbie dolls were sold during the first year of production. So the question is Barbie dolls good or bad? Well in 1965 Mattel came out with a new “Slumber Party Barbie” that had a scale set to 110 pounds and a book entitled “How to Lose Weight.” Inside the book it had the advice specifically said “Don’t Eat.” After this doll came out Barbie’s sells drastically dropped! So Mattel came out and said that they would try to give Barbie a more realistic look, after that announcement the sales went back up almost immediately. Of course this is not all about weight, she is also known for her perfect looks, hair, makeup, clothes, tan, and works. It leads …show more content…
Do you have Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, or Snapchat? Everyone does! How is this social media affecting teenage girls and younger women? Social media is allowing children and teens to compare themselves not only to their peers but to millions of other teens online. All of these teenagers follow their favorite singers, bands, movie or television stars, or models. When they post pictures of themselves they look absolutely flawless. They have no blemishes on their face, their hair is always done, their makeup looks fabulous, and they always have the fanciest and most expensive clothes! Take Kylie Jenner for an example she has big lips. They are big and just the right size. Everyone wants big lips just like Kylie’s. There even becomes this thing called the “Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge.” It’s when you put your mouth into openings of bottles or glasses and sucking in until the air vacuum causes their lips to swell. Because younger girls cannot afford cosmetic surgery for lips they tried this instead. It caused severe bruising and some trips to the hospital for some people. Yes, a lot of people done it as a joke but some girls took it very serious. You have these fans and followers who may do little things to copy their idols such as: start doing their makeup the same way, cut, style, or dye their hair the same way, or even start to dress the same way! This isn’t as bad as it could be. There are those obsessed fans who go through thousands even millions of dollars to have a plastic surgery or even multiple surgeries to look like their idol. How is it we have let society control us this much for these teen girls and younger women to actually pay to have a different face? Society is telling us what kind of body image and appearance to have. You read about how these stars and modes are either praised for how they look or absolutely destroyed in the media. Depending on how the media wants to portray them they are either talked

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