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What Do You Think Of Average Barbie and Ken?
Posted 3/10/16
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In the lowdown, it is a Barbie doll made with average proportions.

While I can appreciate the message behind it, it feels like we're projecting our insecurities on something never meant to be taken as a realistic model, but instead a paragon of "beauty", on a toy who most people admittingly don't take their healthy body image issues from. I mean, if you look at how young children are portrayed in fictional drawn media, you'd realize they look NOTHING alike half the time, especially in anime. Yet I find it ridiculously about how people are saying you'll be turned into a pedophile from these drawings, when there's essentially no kids who match up to this perverted ideal view of youth. Although, let's be fair, children are fairly susceptible to body images, but that's why parents need to remind kids, who probably don't even care at that age, about realistic features, of this. Then there's a whole argument about whether or not barbie is even attainable for most women, though I won't get into that.
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What's the point in making these? Barbies aren't supposed to be lifelike. These are toys for children. Not things you should try to become. I could rant on and create a giant wall of text to show how silly this is but I'll spare you your time.
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Posted 3/10/16 , edited 3/10/16
Remember, if you're a woman, everything is the MEDIA'S fault for PUSHING images on society.
Barbie and Disney Princesses are conspiracies against our daughters, and likely caused by the Patriarchy.

(And, like Disney Princesses....little girls under 12 don't care what personal demons bitter, cynical adult female grownups want to project upon their former favorite toys in search of blame.)
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Posted 3/10/16

Ejanss wrote:

Remember, if you're a woman, everything is the MEDIA'S fault for PUSHING images on society.
Barbie and Disney Princesses are conspiracies against our daughters, and likely a cause of the Patriarchy.


lol, not sure if scarcasm or u forgot ur meds... or ur just a SJW.
Posted 3/10/16

nemoskull wrote:


Ejanss wrote:

Remember, if you're a woman, everything is the MEDIA'S fault for PUSHING images on society.
Barbie and Disney Princesses are conspiracies against our daughters, and likely a cause of the Patriarchy.


lol, not sure if scarcasm or u forgot ur meds... or ur just a SJW.


Ejanss the number one producer of sarcasm and bitter cynicism this side of Crunchyroll. He's as sarcastic as I am perverted.
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Posted 3/10/16 , edited 3/10/16

PeripheralVisionary wrote:


nemoskull wrote:


Ejanss wrote:

Remember, if you're a woman, everything is the MEDIA'S fault for PUSHING images on society.
Barbie and Disney Princesses are conspiracies against our daughters, and likely a cause of the Patriarchy.


lol, not sure if scarcasm or u forgot ur meds... or ur just a SJW.


Ejanss the number one producer of sarcasm and bitter cynicism this side of Crunchyroll. He's as sarcastic as I am perverted.


It was sarcasm, but I never realized it was THAT much.
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Posted 3/10/16 , edited 3/10/16
I don't really care. I never had a Barbie as a child for that I am grateful to my parents and family. I saw one and tv and instantly disliked such a thing. I thought it was the ugliest doll I'd ever seen. I never understood why someone would want one. Not every child wishes to have Barbie and Ken anyway.
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Posted 3/10/16

PeripheralVisionary wrote:
Although, let's be fair, children are fairly susceptible to body images, but that's why parents need to remind kids, who probably don't even care at that age, about realistic features, of this.


Isn't that basically what this doll does? I mean, its not like this hasn't been studied and there isn't psychological evidence when it comes to body image and early childhood dolls. Children are *sponges* that will absorb basically everything whether their parents realize its happening or not.
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Posted 3/10/16

jaykirbydudee wrote:

What's the point in making these? Barbies aren't supposed to be lifelike. These are toys for children. Not things you should try to become. I could rant on and create a giant wall of text to show how silly this is but I'll spare you your time.


Thank you for sparing us.
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Posted 3/10/16
Horray PC Barbie!
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I think it's a sad day when people are butthurt by dolls.
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Posted 3/10/16
The main point of making barbies more realistic is so the little girls and boys won't have unrealistic expectations for puberty.
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Posted 3/10/16 , edited 3/10/16
Well, it's nice to have another body type and overall look to play with, but the clothing selection undoubtedly sucks. I did get bored with what my dolls looked like, which is why I jumped at My Scene and Bratz dolls when they first came out. Classic Barbies' torso always kind of weirded me out.

Do I see this as monumental? No.

I don't recall having ever confused barbies with how people should look like. I just wanted little people to control.
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Hot not.
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