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What Do You Think Of Average Barbie and Ken?
Posted 3/10/16


Although let's be fair, it is suggested that women are far more susceptible to body images. Possibly. Still, good point.
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Posted 3/10/16

PeripheralVisionary wrote:



Although let's be fair, it is suggested that women are far more susceptible to body images. Possibly. Still, good point.


nah dudes also have body image problems, it's on an increase, just guys have to man up or tough it out hahaha.
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Posted 3/10/16
i honestly could care less.
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Posted 3/11/16


Don't give them ideas, He-man is cool.
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Posted 3/11/16
I honestly don't see that much of a need for dolls to be 'realistic' especially in the way that it's marketed as revolutionary and correcting a wrong - kids are surrounded by very realistic, real women on a day-to-day basis so they should have a reasonable idea of what one looks like.

I think the modelling industry is much more of a problem so yeah - I also just have an annoyance with how we think sheltering children means they'll never form these ideals of what's attractive - what we like is sometimes quite innate. And before Barbie existed, this ideal would've existed in the minds of people or she would not have been created or popular. So yeah... kids know real women and you can't stop beauty ideals so it makes the doll's purpose a bit redundant.

Variation is nice though, people should get more creative with toys and dolls - the doll's shape is refreshing to see. Barbie looks a little tacky to me now, she needs a style makeover or something.








Lol @ trying to justify liking lolis...

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Posted 3/11/16
Meh.
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Posted 3/11/16 , edited 3/11/16

KawaiiCupcakes wrote:And before Barbie existed, this ideal would've existed in the minds of people or she would not have been created or popular. So yeah... kids know real women and you can't stop beauty ideals so it makes the doll's purpose a bit redundant.


Specifically, real little girls play with Barbie because they dream about the independence of teen years, when they'll be really good-looking, have lots of friends, and high school will be just as cool as it is on TV. (Yeah, we're talking really young girls. )

Just as they can look at Disney Princesses and not think "I'm going to sacrifice my identity, embrace outdated gender roles, and chain my future to a repressive married relationship!"--as cynical grownup females obsessively seem to think they do--they look at Barbie and her friends, fashions, and optional pony and veterinary clinic, without thinking "When I grow up, I'm going to be AVERAGE, with a healthy self-esteem about my identity!"

Geez, I hate grownups who forgot how to play, some time before they left high school.
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Posted 3/11/16 , edited 3/11/16
Still can't see why this would be a thing.. a doll being a... doll? unless another fetish explored! (lets go my living human doll!)
Anyway would still by my opinion see the barbie more as an easier buy maybe because she is so doll like and called barbie?



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Posted 3/11/16
Why is this a thing again? >.>
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Posted 3/11/16
I'M STILL OFFENDED! YOUNG CHILDREN CAN NEVER FIT THAT 12" IMAGE OF PETITENESS THAT BARBIE IDEALIZES AND THEY'LL HAVE UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS OF THEMSELVES!!! WE NEED 5 1/2' BARBIES BEFORE I'LL BE HAPPY!!!!!!!!!! RAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 3/11/16
WHY IS THERE NO 1:1 SIZE DOLLS MADE?
WITH REPRODUCING MECHANIC'S?!
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Posted 3/11/16
Why are people complaining about this,all the dolls are still as skinny as ever,they just have varying bodytypes now. Varying bodytypes does not equal FAT barbie,stop your bitching geez. The more people bitch about this the more it makes me want to get one of the curvy barbies out of spite.
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Posted 3/11/16
I thought black Barbie was good enough
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Posted 3/11/16

I saw this a while back. I have no problems with them marketing this doll and selling it alongside regular dolls, but let's not try to replace them. Let's be real, a lot of things children watch are unrealistic, and this seems more the product of adults with insecurities than children growing up with unreachable expectations. I understand the whole "real body" versus photoshop campaigns, but it's a toy guys.
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Posted 3/11/16

aeb0717 wrote:

I just wanted little people to control.
How disconcerting for your future children.

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