Barbie's Negative Impact on Young Girls

601 WordsJan 26, 20182 Pages
Every girl dreams to have flawless hair, perfect looks, and a slim body with a huge house, perfect car, and an amazing boyfriend, family, and friends. Many young girls get this visualization from the one and only Barbie. Barbie is known to be the “perfect doll” with a perfect lifestyle and look, but in reality she is ruining the self esteem and lives of imperfect children. On average, a girl in the early stages of childhood owns about seven to ten different Barbie dolls and spends multiple hours playing with them. This doll has not been a good role model for children because “the more time anyone spends time with anything, the more influence it has on them” (SarenDipty). Barbie has a negative impact on young girls live’s by causing eating disorders, having multiple careers, and having a flawless appearance and a perfect life. Barbie’s first career was a super skinny teenage fashion model, therefore many young girls forced themselves to stop eating to make their appearance more like the doll’s. In the United States, about 85-90% of the people that have eating disorders are female, and most of them are under the age of 20. More than half admitted that Barbie was a major factor in developing their disorder. When the “Slumber Party Barbie” came out, it came with a bathroom scale permanently set at 110 pounds and came with a book entitled How to Lose Weight which gave the advice “Don’t Eat”. This made any child feel “that the only way to be happy and have a wonderful life if
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