In such a way that, Barbie has displayed multiple career paths, offered in various ethnicities but always displayed in the same way and with the use of Logos and Ethos. Although the whole idea behind the Barbie doll was to encourage young girls to be able to dress Barbie how they wanted to with the various wardrobes, it was not until quite recently that Barbie was able to hold more “leadership like” rolls in society. With advertisement of the Barbie doll, gender equity closely intertwined with the portrayal of the doll. “Consistent with other commercial advertising formats, males were found in the leadership and authority roles, while females were generally portrayed in more passive roles. When women were the only individuals in the advertisement, the ad copy usually reflected a biased message toward the abilities and function of the women in their roles as professionals.” (Kramer and Nelson 1997).
There are many ideas as to what makes a feminist icon. Samantha Brennan discusses about a childhood female character that represents feminism and a body-confident role model. In her article "Miss Piggy's Feminism, Redefining Human Relationships through Martial Arts" Brennan creates an educational diction through viewing how Miss Piggy from The Muppet Show has the potential to be a feminist icon. Writing with a proud and didactic tone throughout her article, she shows how Miss Piggy's character is a good choice as a feminist icon. Brennan states that at a younger age she did not look up to Miss Piggy but as an adult she sees the qualities that the character has as a feminist icon.
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The article ‘Normal Barbie’ Creator Introduces New ‘Normal Ken’ Doll correlates to Chapter 4 and many of the sections including Disciplining Gendered Bodies, objectification, and attractive men. The article, written by Caroline Bologna, a parents editor at the Huffington Post, discusses the new invention of a more realistic male Barbie doll with a more realistically proportioned body. The article is based around Nickolay Lamm, the creator of Lammily dolls. Lammily dolls also referred to as “normal” Barbie dolls were created two years ago to combat the unrealistic beauty standard that girls across the country are faced with each and every day. The creation of these realistically proportioned dolls have assisted in creating an empowering marketing campaign as well as an educational accessory for young girls.
5. A: Whilst each author has their own view of Chanel, each source discusses the importance of her style in modernising and liberating women 's fashion. Ingrid Sischy for example, maintains that Chanel was far beyond her time and that her part as a revolutionary fashion designer played a key role in the liberation of women. Catherine Driscoll also asserts that Chanel was a key figure in the modernist movement of fashion, whilst Linda Simon calls her an entrepreneur that encouraged women to move into the workplace and rebelled against the gender expectations of the earlier 20th Century. Justine Picardie is not quite so fervent and awestruck, but still retains that Chanel had no doubt climbed to wordly acclaim in an age steeped in sexism.
However, when the 60’s began, the “British invasion” of America was not only causing changes in music, but also in fashion and with it a new role of how women were at that time. Models now were wearing miniskirts showing their slender hips as well as their slimmer legs, such as Warhol’s superstar Edie Sedgwick or the British model Twiggy. Apparently Lesley Lawson (Twiggy’s real name) was the main influence in changing "the standard of beauty" in America (Sheehan, 2004, p. 97) by setting a new
For example, “Young contestants like Karley endure a lot in the name of “beauty”: eyebrow waxes, wigs, heavy makeup, manicures, and partial dentures called “flippers” that fill in gaps left by missing front teeth” (Source E). Karley, a four-year-old, is already being led to believe that in order to be beautiful, she must “fix” her looks. Losing teeth is a normal part of childhood and this should not be considered “unattractive”. Pageants also encourage girls to “change their looks to fit narrow, invented standards of beauty” (Source E). By doing so, pageants provide unrealistic expectations for young women and make them feel sorry for themselves and wish for a “better appearance”.
The obsession to lose weight is sometimes due to women being continuously pressured by some influential factors. These factors include models, physical attractiveness or even being peer pressured by a member of their family. However the most powerful factor is models in magazines that happen to have what people call perfect bodies. Models are responsible for human beings craving the ‘perfect’ body. The media is responsible for young girls becoming self conscious after buying thin Barbie dolls, thinking being skinny, fake and blonde is the correct way to go.
I was impressed by how much of a variety of different themes there were for women. One of the exhibits that I did not expect to see was the Barbie exhibit but it was interesting to find out that a woman created the famous Barbie. Another interesting fun fact is that the cookie company Mrs. Fields created the company when she was 20 years. She now dedicates her time in motivational speaking and inspires girls and women everywhere that when you set your mind to something, you can actually achieve it. Something that I never knew was the state symbol Minerva.
At this rate the show should be called: “Barbie’s and Tiaras”. Firstly, the young toddlers are competing worldwide in front of the media and internet to be judged on their looks, poise, perfection and confidence. Many people believe that, beauty pageants for children are deemed to be exploitive because they promote a stereotypical belief to young