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The thin trend makes headlines in newspapers and magazines all over the world as well as being the topic of television talk shows and top stories in the news Companies like Snackwells and Nutragrain base their success on womens cravings to be thin The medias attention on the thin and beautiful has opened up womens eyes and sparked a craving for this perfection based on models and actresses are who television has taught us to believe are beautiful But the root of the problem stands a little over 11 inches tall and features a moveable head arms and legs The culprits name Barbie The Crime Destroying the self-image of little girls since 1959 When Barbie first hit the market the creator Ruth Handler stated that she wanted to make the perfect role model for her children Barbie and Ken Parents everywhere ripped open their wallets and rushed to the stores to buy these dolls They wanted their daughters to be just like Barbie Roberts They even wanted their sons to bring her home Today the only difference made to this bizarre idea is that the dolls fan base has grown Now girls from all over the world can share in the joys of low self image The expectations the doll places on children are intangible She had everything knows everything and can do anything She doesnt go to school and never had a bad hair day She always had someone to play with and a boyfriend by her side Little girls were playing with a doll that had an ideal body They could never have this body and yet they could not wait to grow up and develop the enormous breasts they would be expecting They would be disappointed when their physic wasnt like hers and of course it would seem crazy to blame a little plastic doll for your shot comings it was their fault In fact Stacey Handler creator Ruth Handlers granddaughter
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