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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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  • Barbie Is Bad

    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…

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  • Barbie Doll By Marge

    In the poem "Barbie Doll" by Marge I believe it’s about how a young ladies closest companion “The Barbie”, could likewise be the motivation behind why some young ladies have low self-regards. When a young lady plays with Barbie, she envisions all that she can become. While young girls grow and hit puberty they start to feel as if they are not good enough. Woman are pressured to live up to expectations to look like the perfect Barbie Doll. I assume that there should be suitable age confine dolls…

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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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  • 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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  • Barbie Doll Stereotypes

    husbands. The “Barbie Doll” portrays the female body through gender roles and how society feels women should appear. The Barbie doll is not just a toy, but also an icon of the perfect feminine beauty and a given role in society. This doll causes many problems for young girls today trying to fit in and obey the standards that society has for them in regards to appearance and their roles. This is an ongoing problem that has led to many tragic events taking place which proves that this doll is only…

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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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  • 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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