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    have played with a Barbie and never realized how this doll was created. It was introduced into the world as a teenage fashion model in the late 1950’s. B. Motivational Link: Whether you admit it or not, everybody has played with or come in contact with Barbie’s, even boys. Barbie is known worldwide for her flawless body and made millions of dollars. C. Purpose Statement: I think we all can vouch that Barbie’s haves always been a rage for so long but we never knew how or when Barbie came to take over

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    Kaitlyn Wyman Informative Speech Outline Objective: I will give an informative speech about the history of Mattell’s Barbie Doll.   I. Introduction A. Attention Getter: a. Girls, this is a question for you. How many of you have had Barbie dolls growing up? (Have time to answer) b. Well, believe it or not, our beloved Barbie dolls have a whole lot of history behind them. B. Tie to the audience: a. I think we, as girls, can all vouch that Barbie dolls were all the rage and so much

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    Natalie Diaz "The Last Mojave Indian Barbie"   Natalie Diaz's debut collection, When My Brother Was An Aztec, is a book of poems that accounts Diaz's skills in imaginative and lyrical language. The collection explores her past in unexpected form and images, tackling the subjects of her family, most notably her meth addicted brother, life on the reservation, and being a Native American woman. In this collection Diaz has filled the pages with rich and interesting images that rely on Native American

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    more content; and stops people from discovering their strengths. Legally Blonde (2001) directed by Robert Luketic, “In Defense of Barbie: Why She Might Be the Most Feminist Doll Around” by Charlotte Alter, Mondo Barbie by Lucinda Ebersole and Richard Peabody, Forever Barbie by M.G. Lord, Barbie: Spy Squad (2016) directed by Conrad Helten, and the Wikipedia article “Barbie” are all writings that focus on going beyond who you are and becoming who you want to be. Each piece mentioned formerly expresses

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    The art exhibit Posing Beauty in African American Culture presents a collection of photographs that are both distinct and blunt. This exhibit captures the importance of black beauty and how it has continued to evolve over the years through the eyes of different artists. It reveals this message to us in many different ways, such as, in music, in wardrobe, in hairstyles, in makeup, and mostly in photos. It also explores the new, modern trends of beauty that is interpreted in today's society as recent

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    The Creation of Barbie as an American Icon Barbie, at the age of 41, is one of the longest living toys in America. Analyzing her early history can give a person a look into the societal trends and culture of the late 1950's and early 1960's. There is evidence of fashion innovations in Barbie's wardrobe. Also, one can see the perception of females by society, such as what they should look like, how they should act and dress, as well as what their future goals could be. The following essay follows

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    Barbie Purpose statement: The purpose of this speech is to inform the audience about Barbie. INTRODUCTION: I. Did you know in every second of everyday, two Barbie dolls are sold somewhere in the world? A. Barbie was invented in 1959 by Ruth Handler. B. She was introduced to the world at the American Toy Fair in New York City. II. Barbie has been an important part of the toy fashion doll market for fifty years. A. She has been the subject of numerous controversies and lawsuits

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    ‘inspirational’ childhood toy, the perfectly perfect Barbie Doll. Barbie is America’s most beloved toy, considering young girls between the ages of three and eleven own at least 10 Barbie’s throughout their childhood (‘Life in Plastic’). As creator of the Barbie Doll once said, “My whole philosophy of Barbie was that through the doll, the little girl could be anything she wanted to be. Barbie always represented that a woman has choices,” (Handler). However, Barbie has proved to serve the opposite effect and

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    Barbie: Independent Woman or Damaging American Icon? She's the classic American beauty, the woman we all dreamed of being at one point in our lives. She has long, tanned legs, cascades of blonde curls and has such perky breasts that she doesn't even need a bra. Although this character does not need air to breathe and is made of plastic, she has been one of America's most potent icons for more than 40 years and has affected girls in ways even human models aren't capable of. With 250 million

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    Barbie Since the beginning of time, toys have often been an indicator of the way a society behaves, and how they interact with their children. For example, in ancient Greece, artifacts recovered there testify that children were simply not given toys to play with as in the modern world. The cruel ritual of leaving a sick child on a hillside for dead, seems to indicate a lack of attention to the young (Lord 16). The same is true of today’s society. As you can see with the number of toy stores

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    Female Body Image and the Mass Media Essay

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    to who they should be, how they should look, and how they should act. Americans believe that women should be to a certain standard; pretty, feminine, and especially, thin. The pressures derive from family, media, and friends. Marge Piercy’s poem, “Barbie Doll” depicts a girl who was never recognized for her character and spent her life trying to be accepted for who she was, rather than how she looked. We live in a society with rigid gender roles and expectations as to how people are supposed to

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    April 21, 2013 Venus de Willendorf VS The Barbie Doll Who are they today? Venus de Willendorf and Barbie are two very different representations of women and their beauty. Both are man-made and inspirational, both from two very different times. Venus by the homosapiens millions of years ago and Barbie a mere fifty years ago by a woman and mother looking for a doll her daughter could play and grow with. In looking at Venus de Willendorf and the Barbie doll, they seem to be related in a way and yet

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    Millions of girls around the world are dressing their Barbie dolls in skimpy designer outfits and high heel shoes, and slide her slender legs into a bright pink convertible next to her male counterpart, Ken. These same girls will gaze into the mirror, staring at their thighs and hair, and attempt to balance themselves in a pair of their mother’s high heel shoes. They will wonder why they do not look like Barbie. They will wonder today, just as I wondered years ago. As the years of make-believe with

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    Barbie is a Good Role Model As a young girl the fondest memory was playing with all my Barbie dolls and having the time of my young youth. Getting new Barbie’s for my birthday and Christmas was the highlight for my friends and I every year, and comparing which dolls the others got with each other. Never once growing up did any of us feel that Barbie was bad for us to play with, or that she was a bad role model. She could be anything that she wanted to be and her friends were all different too

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    usually comprised of barbie dolls, flowers, and many color books of princesses. Most toys in this section suggested tea parties and playing house. Many of the toys also promoted little girls to wear aprons and to bake cookies and other meals for fun. One of the interesting things about this isle however were how they had more "Life size" toys than the boys. The life size toys were usually barbie dolls where they could dress up the toy in the girls actual clothing to see what the barbie doll would look

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    THE BILLIONAIRE IDEA THIEF Client Blurb Edric Zhango who goes by nickname Yoshi, isn?t your ordinary billionaire. He made his fortune from stealing other people?s ideas and calling them his own. And he thinks he?s hot shit for it. And so do all the girls he likes to play around with. But will he get caught? Can Will Skye catch on to his scheme and expose him for who he really? is? (include menage) ====== Amazon Blurb Mimi Haverton is a tech entrepreneur with an Ice Queen reputation in Silicon

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    Growing up, I played with Barbie. Barbie had her own house, car and airplane. She had clothes and shoes for every occasion. She was independent and successful. She was tall, blonde and beautiful. She was everything I hoped to be as an adult. Barbie continues to be a role model for many little girls today. Little boys have their own role model, G.I. Joe. He is strong, a warrior, the good guy. Unfortunately, these iconic role models represent the unobtainable physique. Their body shapes are

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    In a Barbie World

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    In A Barbie World! A culture that is saturated by consumerism can be referred to as a consumer culture. Barbie can be used as a tool for consumer culture because she is perceived to be the perfect woman, an unattainable achievement. Barbie has the perfect man, Ken; she has her dream house, and car, and even a dream closet. There are life size Barbies bouncing around in T.V. and print media ads that personify this image. Barbie produces a systematic reproduction of consistency; she doesn't evolve

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    and desires. According to that archaic proverb, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. It’s ironic how we hear and repeat this phrase all the time yet we don’t practice what we preach. A good example of this can be found with the popularity of the Barbie fashion doll. Something as simple as a piece of plastic with fake hair, exaggerated body features, and miniature outfits can instill in young girls across the world the “standard of beauty”. With this fragile, impressionable persona that we have engrained

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    Marge Percy “Barbie Doll” is a social commentary about the demanding pressures that the mass media produces about how women should look like and what type of body they should have. Women in the 1970s faced high standards and these standards still go on to this day. These high demands lead women to go above and beyond to meet standards that society has placed upon them. Some of these drastic measures can lead to consequences. In “Barbie Doll” the main character decided to undergo plastic surgery

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