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Barbie Dolls She is tall slim and beautiful She has a smile that never ceases and a body that never ages She has a wardrobe that every women dream of having She comes in rectangular bright pink boxes that are stacked to the ceiling at the toy section of any department store She can be a doctor a nurse a teacher a babysitter but one thing she will always be is the companion of thousands of little girls Her name is Barbie a doll unlike the traditional dolls with the body figure of a woman Barbie dolls became extremely popular since she made her first debut in 1959 Lord 3 and since then her popularity has only increased To date a girl in North America would own an average of seven Barbie dolls Due to the popularity that Barbie has among young girls it is not a surprise that Barbie dolls would have a serious psychological impact on children This impact that Barbie dolls have on their fan offers the explanation why Barbie dolls are so problematic and that children should not be allowed to play with them Barbie dolls with their long blond hair and big blue eyes reflect the traditional image of a beautiful woman in western culture Her body figure also alludes to the publics expectation of how a womans physical appearance should be like long and lean legs big breast and an impossibly small waist Barbies physical features reinforce the stereotypic image of a woman and her popularity makes this reinforcement even stronger This reinforcement of gender stereotype often gives girls the impression that if they are like Barbie then they must be beautiful because everyone consider Barbie to be beautiful Since it is human nature for one wanting to be beautiful and also as a result of the reinforcement many girls try to be like or even become Barbie from look body figure and other material
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