How Does Barbie Affect Society

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The Conversation, a UK newspaper company, reports that over 40 % of women have been recorded to be dissatisfied with the way their bodies look. Also Girls as young as five report weight concerns and express a desire to be thinner. Body image has consistently appeared in the top three issues of concern in the Mission Australia Survey of Young Women from 2006 to 2013. The doll Barbie has been an iconic figure in many younger girls lives since her daybue on March 9th,1959 at the annul toy fair in New York City. Over the years business skirts have gotten shorter, shirts have gotten lower and bodies have gotten thinner with Barbie’s influential impact on society to blame. Barbie was presented to the world with the intentions to be more than just a little girls doll but was meant to be something that presented girls with the option to pick there future. Before that the first thing you notice when you see is her glamorous long blonde hair, a tiny waist, and a big bust. While this may look somewhat appealing to have a doll that looks likes this and most girls would say “ Mommy I want to look just like her.” While she may look appealing in doll form her proportions would occur in less than 1 in 100,000 adult women, reported by the conversation and her waist is 20cm smaller than a reference group of anorexic …show more content…
This is not to say that societys ways are all due to barbie, and while barbies intentions were never to knock the self-esteem of young children, she caused that collateral damage. But itsn’t it convient that we live in a society that idealizes the model life skyle and size and if you don’t look that way you are also feeling lower on your self than that. Size doesn’t predict happiness or success so change the way that barbie has shaped our minds so every girl knows that she is berautiful just the way she is and doesn’t have to change a

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