BARBIE:Role Model For Future Street Walkers???
It has recently come to my personal attention that Barbie is becoming more and more a slut. Sure before she was a tease but now shes all out in her clubbing clothes ready to leave them on the floor of any Ken's penthouse that comes her way.
"Barbie is a girl with a Reputation: She's big-breasted, man-mad, and a bad role model. No wonder she is an unwanted guest at some birthday parties, where mothers of 4-year-olds frown at the sight of the dreaded pink box. Barbie's long been in trouble with feminists, educationists, and snooty middle-class parents. "
"If Barbie were a real human woman instead of a byword for consumerism, she would not be able to walk upright. It’s easy to see why: The weight of her pendulous breasts is simply not offset by her waspy waist and junior-high boy hips. Clearly, Barbie’s figure was not designed with gothic cathedrals and flying buttresses in mind. So Barbie wouldn’t be able to walk upright. There are worse afflictions. So, as a real woman, Barbie’s head would have to stay attached. Hey, that’s life. "
Besides, if you are an astronaut and a supermodel and a veterinarian and a chart-topping pop star singer who lives in many different sets of really cool digs and has access to the most startling and varied array of clothes, would you really need to walk upright?
I mean, who cares if you walk upright? Into each life a little rain must fall, as they say. Barbie is just differently abled than most of us. And why should she be excoriated because of that?
"Think about it. Wouldn’t you, too, walk around on all fours, wearing Manolo Blahnik heels, if it meant you could be Barbie? All those clothes, all those cars, all those high-paying, power-slugging careers? And Ken isn’t the only game in town. I hear G.I. Joe was built to last."
"It seems to me that if you want a role model for female "empowerment" and the redemptive power of consumerism, who also doubles as a poster child for the physically challenged, then I guess you want Barbie in the lives of your little girls."