So I am sure by now that most of you have the seen the “new and improved” Barbie’s?
Barbie’s most diverse incarnations through the years (SBS Article) … Personally this has been my favourite article on the matter.
I for one don’t really care either way. I never used to play with my Barbie’s and played with them to look like them. My Barbie’s taught me to create and play and come up with crazy “lifestyles” (I had one Barbie that could only live on junk food, she was my fav =D)
Now, most people may not like what I’m going to say. If a doll is giving you self-esteem issues, you have issues already and possibly that involves BAD PARENTING. It’s like with anything in life, it’s up to you to give you your self-esteem, it’s not anyone else’s job or responsibility to teach you good self-esteem. It most certainly is not up to a doll to do that either. When will people start taking responsibility again? I don’t think these parents not buying Barbie is good parenting practice either. How about they just say “Well if you’re blonde and skinny, there’s something wrong with you”.
The reason I think Mattel are evil geniuses?! I can only begin to IMAGINE how much money Mattel will make out of this one!
Also have you all caught the Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse (wikipedia)television show? It’s actually really funny.