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Wednesday, October 15, 2003

This short essay written by Marni Jackson is implying that the classic doll, "Barbie," is not as dangerous as some may think. That little girls just simply like to play with her not be her. My interpretation was that Jackson thought of Barbie as more of a doll that gave little girls power and strength to "pushover" Ken and own a lot of fancy clothes, accessories and cars. It is true that Barbie is the most popular doll in history but I believe she has done more harm than good. She has strongly contributed to the constant pressures girls face to be skinny, big boobed, tanned, and pretty with long flowing hair. Although Jackson seems to disagree, Barbie has helped encourage eating disorders and low self-esteem. Growing up in a house full of four females, the perfect image of Barbie definitely lies in our subconscious and always has. I conclude that Barbie is bad.

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