Monday, March 9, 2009

Let's go Party

I just read this article about a lawmaker in West Virginia wants to ban the sales of Barbie because she "influence(s) girls to place too much importance on physical beauty, at the expense of their intellectual and emotional development".

Maybe if we do that we should ban television, magazines, and music. I can't speak for everyone, but when I was little I thought 'I wanna be like Barbie cause she's cool', I never thought 'I wanna be like Barbie because she has huge jugs and a tiny waist.' I think skinny starlets have a much higher impact. Plus, Barbie just turned 50and If I look like that at 50, I'm gonna flaunt my bod too.


Alison said...

Plus look at all that cool stuff she did, I mean she was a vet once right? And I know she had her own office. Anyway clearly it didn't affect me at all cause damned if I even come close to sportin' that figure.

Kate said...

I am SO with you- we talked about that in class last night when discussing disordered eating- Barbie doesn't even come CLOSE to the worst thing for girl's body image. Jeez- when half of young girly Hollywood has to spend most of their energy trying to convince people they DON'T have an eating disorder, Barbie is a nice change.