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Essay On Barbie Doll

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Children need to look up to a good role model. A good role model includes being ambitious and doing good deeds. Most little girls look up to the doll named Barbie. Do you ever consider why teenage girls have low self-confidence and are never satisfied with what they have? As young children, girls are indirectly taught what people think perfection looks like. In this day in age perfection comes in all shapes and sizes. Personal body image is a subject that is kept quiet, but is very real. Who is the real enemy in the growing epidemic?

Is being plastic and fantastic always the way to be? Models straight from the runway of Paris, London and Milan are shrunk into plastic version and presented as the ideal image of a woman. Children learn through the art of toys. Through play children learn about the world they live in. American business woman Ruth Handler is credited with the creation of the doll using a German doll called Bild Lilli as her inspiration. Ruth thought of this idea when she watched her daughter’s childhood playing with paper dolls. Several years and many designs later now Barbie dolls are sold worldwide by the American toy company Mattel, Inc and launched in March 1959. A huge number of 946,000,000 of Barbie dolls are sold every year. The blonde, skinny and tall figure is plastered over shop windows racking in sales. We are in a culture where we have never relied on looks as much as we do. For adults buying Barbie’s it will soon feel like going to shops for a
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