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  • Argument Analysis: To Barbie Or Not To Barbie

    To Barbie or Not to Barbie Why does Barbie spark such an interest in younger girls if she has caused so much controversy over the years? There are many arguments that Barbie has a fully negative effect on little girl’s minds, but what about all the positive ones? Throughout the years Barbie has taken on more than 150 careers such as a CEO, Zookeeper, Racetrack Driver; you name it Barbie’s done it. “As an astronaut, she went to the moon 4 years before Neil Armstrong” according to the article Barbie Media by Mattel. Barbie has even run for president and won. When researching about Barbie I found many distasteful statistics. The article “Dying to be like Barbie” hit me hard because, although it makes a lot of great points, a Barbie doll shouldn’t…

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  • Barbie History

    The History of Barbie Barbie is the most popular doll in the world. She is a worldwide fashion muse and pop culture icon for girls of all ages. Barbie has worked with many designers over the years being created and improved. She creates an unrealistic body-image causing some women to go to extremes to look like her. Barbie is so popular she is collected and has had lawsuits over her. The world’s famous Barbie dolls were created by Ruth Handler. She got the idea of Barbie from her two children…

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  • The Importance Of Barbie

    pertaining to Barbie. However, more and more of those young girls are beginning to perceive the Barbie doll to be the definition of beauty; craving to be blonde, tall, and skinny as well. Instead of striving to mold themselves, children should be shown that there are several different forms of beauty. For the sake of young girls and their developing confidence, Barbies should either be discontinued or made readily available in multiple shapes, sizes, and ethnicities. Barbie was the first of…

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  • Essay On Barbie Doll

    of playing with Barbie dolls. It is impossible to know at a young age if a girl will develop a negative influence by playing with Barbie dolls. Studies have proven that playing with Barbie Dolls can change the way young girls think and behave later on in life. Barbie dolls are a negative influence that can make them self-conscious about their physical appearance by lowering their self-esteem and making them desire the body of a Barbie Doll. Body dysmorphic disorder is developed later on in life…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Barbie

    Barbie dolls first made their appearance in 1959. From there, they were accompanied by the slogan, “We girls can do anything!”. Some would classify Barbie as a feminist icon because of her message. The fact that the doll is available with a variety of professions is another reason why people would look up to her. While that is a nice thought to have, the products themselves prove this to be questionable. Because Barbie perpetuates unrealistic beauty standards for children, I oppose the idea that…

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  • Argumentative Essay On Barbie

    It is not difficult to see why one barbie doll is sold every three seconds. Her perfect hair, stunning body and natural good looks, who wouldn’t want to play with her? Barbie first came out in 1959 and over the course of her fifty - six years, she has impacted the lives of children in many positive but also negative ways. There has been many discussions on Barbies perfected look and whether or not this brainwashes the youth of today. When Barbie came out in 1959 it was shocking to see such an…

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  • Barbie: The Perfect Role Model

    This past March, Barbie turned the mighty age of fifty six(Walker 1). To this day, she still holds the position of being a girl’s ideal perfect body image, and the age immune doll. “In 1998 Barbie’s waist expanded and bust was made smaller to reflect a more ‘real’ body type”(Golgowski). She has been around for quite some time now; as society’s idea of a woman 's perfect body changes, Barbie’s body is constantly changing as well. In America, young girls between the ages of five to nine, have been…

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  • Negative Effect Of Barbie Doll

    success Metall fails to give young girls a positive outlook on growing into a respectable woman. Instead young girls are desiring to model the lifestyle of Barbie. A fantasy lifestyle of a beautiful woman with perfect bone structure, skin complexion, long legs, and nice hair. Young girls who love Barbie are more in love with her life rather than the doll. Today, in Japan young girls are refusing to play with their dolls. Instead, it 's more common to dress the doll and hang it up to admire the…

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  • Barbie Doll Research Paper

    Valeria Lukyanova could pass for a living Barbie doll; however, when you think about Barbie, Ken follows closely behind. Barbie and Ken may be the very first love story (between dolls, that is). Although there are several men who have gone under the knife to resemble this iconic doll, the most recognized human Ken doll is probably Justin Jedlica. THE NICKNAME ‘HUMAN KEN DOLL’ – COMPLIMENTS OF 20/20 During an interview for OWN’s series, Where Are They Now? Jedlica opens up about how he came to…

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  • An Analysis Of Barbie Doll

    Title Artifact Barbie is a brand of dolls that were first produced by the toy company Mattel in 1959, and has since become one of the most popular titles within the female toy market (History, 2009). Mattel released the first Barbie doll in New York city in 1959 (History, 2009). The creator of Barbie and co founder of Mattel, designed the Barbie as an eleven inch tall, white woman with flowing blonde hair (History, 2009). Since 1959, Barbie has sold over 800 million dolls world wide,…

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