Is Barbie A Good Role Model?

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Anonymous answered
That depends... As a kid barbie was just another doll I dressed and put on a shelf... I didn't look up to her as if she was a real person and my parents made sure I understood that everyone is beautiful no matter the shape, color, size etc... My barbies were not allowed to wear skimpy clothing either, that way it was easier for me to understand that dressing properly was important. Barbie was a rainy day toy for me I was always outside doing something... As long as the child understands right from wrong then there is nothing wrong with barbie.
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You are very lucky to have had such wonderful parents growing up. Unfortunately, nowadays, that's getting harder and harder to come by.
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I really don't think so, she has really had too many careers for one (person). She can't seem to settle on one, and doesn't have a commitment to one thing, like being a mother, or a care giver, or a vet, doctor, all kinds of things. I know that they are trying to say that she can do anything, and girls have that right, but it still sends the other message, not commitment to one thing. Oh, well, can't do anything about that.
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Melanie Szasz answered

Well, Barbie is a good role model to kids because she's not dirty :p

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Megan goodgirl answered

I would say yes.

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J answered
Yes, BUT ONLY If you aspire to be a vacuous bimbo with a limited shelf life as an ornament/trophy-bride that does nothing to break from outdated stereotypes better suited to a bygone age and consequently  has nothing to contribute to a modern society in fact she probably damages the cause of women's equality more than is realised by many (IMO ;-D )

BTW if Barbie were a real woman,  it is said she'd be 5 feet 9 inches tall, weigh 110 pounds,  and be 39 18 33 (and probably anorexic with that waist measurement ;-)  )

HTH

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What is wrong with barbie she is just A DOLL!!!!!!! You are probably just jealous of her
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J commented
Are you the Chris Crocker of Barbie-World ?

"Leave Barbie Alone ...."

Time to go make a tent out of bedclothes and an internet video isn't ?

:-)
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Definitely not!! Unless you want the future generations of girls to be nothing more than ditsy, unintelligent, bulimic/anorexic women who can't stay focused and are  seen only as a   possession to men. No thank you I want more for my daughters!!
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What is wrong with barbie i really don't think she is a bad role model i mean what do you want the company to do
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LMAO Bluesman. I understand the reasoning behind marketing slim dolls, to better promote health in a kind of subliminal way. Barbie is not slim or trim, she is a medical professionals dream patient.Think about all the medical problems anorexia/bolemia causes.Loss of hair and nails no energy, heart complications, muscle loss and bad teeth are only a few. Teenagers have enough to worry about without having to compete with a plastic,medical nightmare like Barbie.

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