Barbie syndrome

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  • Stereotypes In Mean Girls

    When Ruth designed Barbie, she almost wanted her to be perfect, both physically and in lifestyle. In Barbie 's days of development and character production there were factors that affected how the doll was going to look to portray a certain life. Although they are seen as little things, Ruth wanted the doll to be an image to guide girls to adulthood. Those factors were that “the doll would be pretty, but not to the point the girl feels insecure. [Ruth] thought of the doll as a teen fashion model and to be a teeny-tiny mannequin, made with curves to enhance the way the clothes hang on them. [Ruth] only wanted beautiful, well made clothes [for her doll]” (Stone 26). Ruth’s reason for that high standard was simply because she “believed a girl…

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  • Our Barbies Ourselves Analysis

    be expected to accept this when there is nothing supporting it fully and wholeheartedly? It is a fact that a girl named Valeria Lukyanova, who went all out to achieve Barbie’s proportions (HumanBarbie.org). Prager simply stated her beliefs and tried to pass them off as facts expecting her audience to take her word on the matter. The last sentence of the third paragraph asks, “Could this account for the popularity of breast implant surgery?” (Prager 1). Instead of gathering the facts and showing…

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  • The Perfect Body Image In Barbie Doll, By Marge Piercy

    When the words Barbie Doll is spoken or read, the first thought that usually comes to everyone’s mind is the childhood toy of long, lean legs and arms, packaged in bright pink boxes on displays and collections on bedroom shelves. To embrace the image of the doll, teenage girls are situated on an extreme pressure to change who they are these days. The twenty-first century social media and clothing has promoted these skinny, size zero anorexic-looking body type. In the poem, “Barbie Doll,” written…

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  • Comparison Of Gals And Dolls: The Moral Value Of Bad Toys

    contains a great deal of stylistic devices. The text is written in a first person narrative, which is ideal because the author is stating his opinion. The narrative makes the reader feel engaged with the text. Furthermore, the author included the opinion of a young girl. Her opinion is important because parents that read this will feel engaged, they can imagine their own daughter saying this. In the second paragraph, Jackson describes Barbie’s chest as ‘maddeningly firm’. This is an interesting…

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  • Plastic Makes Perfect Research Paper

    anything. This impressive woman is just as impactful as she is stunning. She embodies the classic idea of beauty: tall, blue eyes, blonde hair, thin, long legs. This woman is more commonly known as Barbie. She was created by Ruth Handler during the 1960’s: a time when women were meant to be just housewives, staying at home and taking care of children, unable to achieve or attain anything. Barbie’s unrealistic proportions, in addition to her being considered a mascot for beauty,…

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  • Nora Helmer In Henrik Ibsen's A Doll

    Norma Helmer is the best outline of the illusioned lady who lives in a general public where the male abuses the female and diminishes to a minor doll or toy. Nora Helmer is that doll living in her fake doll house, which strengthens the delicate thought of a steady family living under a patriarchal and conventional rooftop. One can contend that Nora Helmer and the other female figures depicted in A Doll's House are the best models of the "second sex". Aristotle likewise said," The female is a…

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  • Cinderella Snow White Research Paper

    Cinderella, Snow White, Barbie, even the famous Muppets TV show have a slightly hidden message within them regarding what is perceived as beautiful. Miss Piggy with her voluptuous figure and beautiful dresses presents herself as a legendary puppet diva giving bits of advice about makeup and fashion while influencing children about what is perceived beautiful and fashionable. We are presented from a young age with images of what the society considers beautiful and aesthetic. The reality…

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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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  • 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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