During her unparalleled fifty-year history, Barbie has been the doll that some people love and some people love to hate. There's no question she's influenced generations, but to what end? Acclaimed nonfiction author Tanya Lee Stone takes an unbiased look at how Barbie became the icon that she... read more
“I'm sure my mother telling me I looked chunky had a much bigger impact on my than any skinny doll.”
“when barbie was placed in the driver's seat of a car with Ken as her passenger, a girl in the group grew angry and switched the dolls yelling 'My mommy says men are supposed to drive!' One of the Mattel researchers said, 'And they blame it on US?'”
“let's just admit it: kids are always curious about anything naked. It may be a matter of seconds before a child undresses Barbie to see what's underneath those clothes.”
“Everyone suffers from insecurities, and it can be helpful for kids to express their frustrations about the expectations that society places on them. Barbie is a willing scapegoat. She is malleable and her smile stays intact no matter what.”
“But she is not real, and another thing that must be faced is that little girls know this”
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