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Old 03-29-2004, 06:36 PM
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I agree that the image Barbie portrays a negative images for teens...but discriminating? How so and against who?
They're discriminating against teen girls. Barbies are saying that teens should look perfect and have perfect boyfriends like Ken to get far in life.
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They're discriminating against teen girls. Barbies are saying that teens should look perfect and have perfect boyfriends like Ken to get far in life.
Well that's what people think.
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Old 03-29-2004, 10:24 PM
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I know...
But I think that they just need to get it strait. Like my grandma says:
"Beauty is only skin deep!"
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They're discriminating against teen girls. Barbies are saying that teens should look perfect and have perfect boyfriends like Ken to get far in life.
IMO, not really...such images aren't really discrimination. You say that they say that girls should look perfect, yet they don't say it. It's just a common perception / inference. I'm not saying I don't agree with you as to the message, but it's not discrimination, since the message isn't expressed.
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Actually, it's more of a stereotype of teenagers than discrimination. They are saying basically that the "norm" are those types of teens. Obviously this "type" tends to exist everywhere (as all teens do), but are generally the most noticeable of the types. Thus teens are "stereotyped" to be that type and became the basis for the "My Scene" dolls.
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Actually, it's more of a stereotype of teenagers than discrimination. They are saying basically that the "norm" are those types of teens. Obviously this "type" tends to exist everywhere (as all teens do), but are generally the most noticeable of the types. Thus teens are "stereotyped" to be that type and became the basis for the "My Scene" dolls.
Not to mention that the portrayal of such teens in the media perpetuates that certain doctrine of style, thought, and action...
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Barbies have one purpose: To be entertainment for LITTLE GIRLS. Why would a fourteen year old want to play with a doll? Barbies are too old too. Did you know that they are thirty-five years old?
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Barbies have one purpose: To be entertainment for LITTLE GIRLS. Why would a fourteen year old want to play with a doll? Barbies are too old too. Did you know that they are thirty-five years old?
So you're saying you want your daughter to follow in the footsteps of the negative images protrayed with these Barbie dolls? And that without proper influence that these dolls make shape their preteen and teen stages, thus ruining their life?

Entertainment has its limits. If you're teaching a little girl about going out to dates and possibly even having sex with them, wearing make-up at an early age, etc., would you have crossed the border? Barbies are telling the girls these negative images here. I'm saying that it's no coincidence that grade 6 girls are giving the boys blowjobs as goodbye kisses (and claim they are complete virgins).
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