Barbie, society’s perception of a perfect girl, is the cookie cutter shape many girls try to force themselves into. If Barbie were a real woman, she would look like something that came straight out of a Sci-Fi movie. Her body would be so out of normal human proportions that
It is the best-selling fashion doll in every major global market, with worldwide annual sales of about $1.5 billion .In the poem “Barbie Doll”, she was a typical girl having “dolls that did pee-pee and miniature GE stoves and irons”() as many girls did growing up. The doll was inspiration for young girls to be full of fashion with the countless amount of clothing and the joy of have an imaginary perfect life. What have also been discover about the dolls is there thin weightless bodies. The doll”Influence girls' self-concept and body image should begin by considering them as role models from a symbolic interactionist perspective, through which the thin beauty ideal signified by Barbie is gradually internalized through fantasy and play (Dittmar). They see the doll not only as a toy but the way life should be.
A tiny little girl wearing her mom’s formal dress and high heels standing in front of the mirror coloring every single part of her face with her mom’s makeup. This scenario is followed by the scene where the mom is running after her trembling daughter, who just destroyed her natural face and beauty, yelling at her “Come here immediately!!! !” and unfortunately, the shocking answer was “But mom I want to look like Barbie!! She is way prettier than me….” A sad story the whole world will relate to, a misery created by the doll named “Barbie”. Germany saw the first introduction of Barbie doll in 1959, and is now being manufactured on a worldwide scale.
The doll is symbolic of the ways that women themselves have been made to think that 's what they should look like and what they strive for. A Barbie Doll can mislead children at a very young age and feel pressured to look and act in ways such as this unreal figure. When the word Barbie comes to mind, one usually thinks of her unrealistic body type-busty with tiny waist, thin thighs, and long legs; yet less than two percent of American women can ever hope to achieve such measurements. Who wouldn 't want to be all of that? As we grow up we realize it is all unrealistic and unachievable
Your decisions to comply with society’s view of “beauty” are no longer subconscious, but rather are more conscious-driven decisions. Barbie’s slender figure remains idolized; however, it has evolved from a plastic doll to a self-starving model that is photo-shopped on the pages of glossy magazines. You spend hours in front of a mirror adjusting and perfecting your robotic look while demanding your parents to spend an endless amount of money on cosmetics and harmful skin products to acquire a temporary version of beauty. Consider companies such as Maybelline, which have throughout the ages created problematic and infantilizing campaigns and products for women. More specifically consider the “Baby Lips” product as well as the company slogan, “maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s Maybelline,” that reiterates the male notions of beauty to which women are subjected.
The year was 1959 a pivotal period of cultural changes underway an unknown teenage fashion model, from humble beginnings named Barbie, was introduced to the world, and an icon was born. Barbie is the most well-known doll in the world. She is a worldwide fashion dream and pop culture icon for all girls. Barbie has since transformed into a best friend, confidante, and a fearless adventurer. The Most Collectible Doll in the world has secured her place in pop culture history through yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
Barbie communication across culture Barbie is a plastic vinyl doll with a figure of an adult woman. Initially, Barbie was marketed as a glamorous, physically developed teenage fashion model with a range of fashion accessories. With her hair in a ponytail, and dressed in a black and white stripped bathing suit and glasses, Barbie proved an instant and phenomenal market success among young girls. In 1961, Mattel brought out Barbie’s ultimate ‘accessory’- her boyfriend, the fashion conscious Ken. Barbie has no parents or offspring.
I may have stated it several times before, however my goal is to emphasize the influence of fashion in people’s comprehending of the world and the human being himself. “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street; fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”, once said Gabrielle Bonheura, who is better known as Coco Chanel, and who was a French fashion designer of women 's clothes and founder of the Chanel brand. I am very much in favor with this thought. The way in which people dress, does express their attitudes, moods, personalities, and even genders.
As many other people in this world, Piercy suffered from depression. “She did not fit any image of what women were supposed to be like.” (“Marge Piercy: Biography”). Perhaps “Barbie Doll” had been written from her own personal experience to show what she had gone through as a teenager growing up in society? In Piercy’s biography, it says that, “She went from a pretty and healthy child into a skeletal creature with blue skin give to fainting.” (“Marge Piercy: Biography”). So, reading this, “Barbie Doll” had definitely been related to her experience.
Most girls are introduced to this image at the toddler stage. Barbie is tall, thin, with large breasts, and a very tiny waist. Her image is supposed to represent beauty, and the media tells young girls that if they want to be loved and successful, they must be beautiful like Barbie. For many years now, Barbie has been criticized for causing low self-esteem in many