Barbie Doll Code Of Ethics

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Ever since I was a child, I have been infatuated watching tv. My absolute favorite thing to watch was the Disney Princess movies. I looked up to those beautiful, magical princesses. In my eyes, they were simply perfect. They were all sky high tall, skinny as a pinky, with amazing complexion like a porcelain china doll as if they were god’s ideal creation. What more does a girl want? The truth is every girl especially at a young age desires to look perfect. We have these ideal expectations to be a size zero and look like a Barbie doll. Why you may ask.. It is the way that society markets body image, which is causing self-esteem issues especially between young girls. The way body image issues occur is because of the way society sets standards…show more content…
This code of ethics would contain a written by law contract saying that these industries will not use the typical standard model that we are used to seeing in these ads. Especially since the high end fashion industry always uses girls that have a natural thin figure that are extremely tall over the average american girl. This code of ethics would basically state that the models in fashion ads and campaigns do not have to meet a certain body type or height. Doing this would prevent the fashion industry to ‘have to’ maintain a certain image that they were always used…show more content…
“As multiple countries, (including France, Italy and Spain), introduce so-called ‘Skinny Model Laws’ based on BMI measurements to protect and ensure those participating in runway shows are healthy enough to do so, it seems the wider world may finally be putting its money where its mouth is and investing in a more diverse future” (Dazed). The code of ethics would be different because it is not going to prevent the bad treatment towards the models, but rather help get the high fashion industry to accept new body types than the norms of society, and what they are typically used
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