Bratz Essays

  • Normal Barbie Doll Summary

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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”

  • Beauty Standards In Chinese Culture

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    Aesthetics has always been an integral part of the Chinese culture. The topic of beauty made its frequent appearances in many of the infamous artworks, sculptures, architectures, and poems. It undoubtedly guided and shaped beauty perceptions of Chinese women throughout history. For example, the bounded feet culture started in the Song Dynasty was based on the belief that small feet represented beauty. Although beauty standards varied drastically from different periods, Chinese women always have no

  • Barbie's Positive Influence On Pop Culture

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    Barbie is a doll that was introduced in 1959, she took the world by storm with her fashion and changing careers. She greatly influenced pop culture and the thoughts and beliefs of people. Barbie has been involved in many controversies over the years due to her body image and the high body expectations that she sets for young girls. She has had a significant impact on social values by conveying characteristics of female independence. Barbie has had positive and negative influences on fashion, interests

  • Princess Sparkle Heart Makeover

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    Princess Sparkle Heart gets a Makeover by Josh Schneider, is a book that reflects both traditional and nontraditional norms because it’s about a girl, Amelia, and her doll that becomes damaged and then replaced with different body parts that don’t fit cultural expectations that normally portray a girl doll and Amelia still views her as beautiful. From looking at the book cover, you would expect this book to only reflect traditional norms. The title is pink, sparkly, and the font is flowy but at

  • How Does Barbie Influence Pop Culture

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    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

  • Disney Princess Effect

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    Kassem Mohmmad AL Annan Comm200 Tahani nassar   Feminism Abstract The Disney princess effects on young girls What are the effects of exposure to Disney princess- related media on gender stereotyping, body image, pro-social behavior and aggression in early childhood? Throughout the last few years there has been a philosophical discussion on how Disney princesses has a negative impact on classifies a voice to achieve women’s liberation by elimination the oppression of women in society, when it comes

  • Personal Narrative: The Philadelphia Doll Museum

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    My neighborhood is in North Philadelphia; and in my community one of the most interesting places is the Philadelphia Doll Museum. It’s is one of the sights I used to go to frequently as a child. I still remember all of the different dolls all, unique in a different way. From their eyes to the way each of them was dressed. Located at 2253 North Broad St it is one of the best sights in North Philadelphia. The museum was started by a woman named Barbara Whiteman. She was a doll collector; it started

  • How Did Barbie Influence Popular Culture

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    Back in 1959, when the Barbie doll debut, she is a very popular toy throughout the world. For half a century, she's a pop culture icon and a source of inspiration and imagination for girls worldwide. Barbie is a female representation and plays role in popular culture. The Barbie Fashion shown reflects pop culture and socio-political developments. Barbie reflected first shyly, and then more and more confident, which was to snap up currents. The Californian Barbie manufacturers have always ensured

  • Pros And Cons Of Barbie Doll

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    Since its debut in March 9th 1959, a molded plastic doll named Barbie has become an icon for little girls everywhere. The product line is one of the most successful in the history of the toy industry by selling over a Billion Barbie dolls worldwide throughout history in over 150 countries, with Mattel, Barbie 's inventor claiming that at least three dolls are sold every second. Barbie however has caused some controversy; many parents from around the world have argued that Barbie 's ultra-slim figure

  • Persuasive Essay: The Danger Of Cosmetic Surgery

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    Rachive Joseph Professor James Martin ENC1101 11 October 2014 The Danger of Cosmetic Surgery In today’s society being beautiful is a real slim and sexy super model with the body of a goddess posted on billboards all around the world. Children who are growing up playing with Barbie dolls would measure their body to be 39, 18, or 38. Because of these pictures and other figures that are portraying all over the world, one would believe that to be beautiful and happy. However, the easiest way to achieve

  • Eating Disorders In Marge Piercy's Barbie Doll

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    Over time women have faced and overcome multiple obstacles. In this day and age, women have gained the right to vote, receive an education, and make their own decisions about their life. However, women are still faced with the struggle of fitting into societal norms, and this is becoming increasingly dangerous in our mass media society. For centuries, society has made females feel as if they must fit into the barbie doll image created by a patriarchal society. Some women face eating disorders, plastic

  • Sexy Inc.: Hypersexualization Of Childhood

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    influences, like the media, celebrities and overly sexual dolls, are affecting young girls and causing them to think that being sexual at such a young age is appropriate. Everyone wants to fit into society and setting impossible standards like Barbie and Bratz Dolls are causing young women to grow up way too fast and have to be adults much earlier than they should. We shouldn’t look at a barely clothed women and think that having that image is appropriate to mold and shape the young

  • Mattel Case Summary

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    that the company was creating a doll that look similar to the Bratz. Mattel then expand its own suit to include MGA and its CEO, Isaac Larian. Four years later Bryant settled with Mattel, and in 2008 a jury deemed MGA and its CEO liable. Then in August 2008 Mattel received damages in the range of 100 million. In 2010 the ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals threw out a ruling that Mattel had appeared to have won for selling more Bratz dolls. In April 2011, a federal jury in California rejected Mattel’s

  • Mattel Case Study

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    Introduction Mattel is one of the largest toy product company, it start its operation in 1945. Elliott Handler and Harold Matson were known as the founder of Mattel. Mattel start its operation with wood products, they produce dollhouse furniture with the scraps from frame market. Mattel sold their products in more than 150 countries. It has its manufacturing operations in china, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico and Thailand. Mattel also have some contractors in USA, Europe, Far East and Australia. After

  • The Paper Bag Princess Summary

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    When the author's daughter notices a girl with a Cinderella backpack, the daughter starts to ask her mother countless questions about the princess on the backpack, as well as all the princess merchandise in the store. The author starts think that, the reason she's probably asking her so many questions is because the daughter is starting to think that she doesn't want her to be a girl. The author goes on to explaining even thought media over promotes that girls should be princesses, studies show that

  • Sociological Autobiography Examples

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    From the moment of my birth, I was declared a girl and my parents immediately attempted to raise me to be every aspect of my gender, from behavior to beliefs. In sociology, this is known as gender role socialization, which is the process of socializing boys and girls to conform to their assigned genders’ attitudes, beliefs, behaviors, values, and norms. My parents taught me how think and behave like a girl through the way the way they dressed me, how they did my hair, and the toys they allowed me

  • Gender Stereotypes In The 1920's

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    most likely to be surrounded by bold red and blue hues. We are already starting to be forced into identifying with a specific gender. Dolls, plastic vacuum cleaners and Fischer Price kitchenettes are given to girls, and are taught that Barbie and Bratz dolls are gender appropriate toys; shopping, fashion and makeup is that which defines femininity. Boys are

  • Who Is Pudge In Looking For Alaska

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    would have made an Eagle proud…”(95). She pushes her eyebrows down and scrunches her nose a little bit. We get along most of them time but then one of us is nasty to each other when we don 't get our way my mother says it’s because we 're both “ bratz” but I think it is because my sister is

  • Commemorative Speech Analysis

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    Executive Vice President Gordy Bratz, Honorary CSM of the Regiment, Ray Eagan, distinguished members of the 14TH CAV Association, families, friends, and anybody I’ve unintentionally left out—thank you for allowing me the unusual but privileged opportunity to stand before you tonight. Some of you may be wondering “Why did a 1ST LT get picked to serve as the keynote speaker?” To be fair, I asked myself the same question last week when my Squadron Commander, LTC Miller, informed me directly that I

  • How To Write A Narrative Essay About Moving Home

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    about moving. The only thing I can remember is that we would start packing all our belonging into boxes. My sisters and I would always share a room in the apartments we lived in. So packing was pretty easy between the three of us.We would take our Bratz posters off our walls gathering all our toys, vcr tapes and cramming as much into a box. We would even get wash clothes and clean the walls and try to leave the room as clean as we could. All the way up to the second grade I didn't mind moving. But