How Barbie Subtly Changes Us

Society’s introduction to Barbie conditions us to wish for “perfection” in ourselves as women.  In the beginning, when women’s rights were not recognized, Barbie was white, blonde and blue eyed there were no black Barbies. She has evolved to have many careers and assets. 

She does not age because young children who will model themselves after this figure do not wish to see themselves as old. That is skipping the “fun part” of being a grown up. Living life, role playing. Elderly are seen as hard of hearing, needy and close to the end. Who wants to play with a scary old lady when they can play with a gorgeous, perfect, “tall” thin doll?

The desire, youthful appearance is no new obsession. Almost 400 years ago, the Hungarian Countess Elizabeth Bathory slaughtered virgins and bathed in the blood in a futile attempt to restore her youth. Although self-worship is not new, it seems to be taking over our entire society. We are obsessed by the youth and beauty. We spend a fortune trying to look good.

Here you can see some middle ages Barbie

Bifocals Barbie-Comes with its own set of mixes lens fashion frames in six wild colors (half-frames too)!  Neck chain and large-print editions of Vogue and Martha Stewart Living.

Hot Flash Barbie-Barbie  ‘ in the belly of the button and it will appear on the forehead of the tiny drops of sweat is watching her face turn beet red.  Hand fan and comes with small textures.

Post-menopausal Barbie-This Barbie wets her pants when she sneezes, forget where she puts things and crying a lot.  She is sick and tired of Ken sits on the couch watching the tube, clicking through channels.  Comes with depends and Kleenex.  As a bonus this year, the book “Getting in touch with your inner Self” is included.

Barbie was created by Ruth Handler in 1959.  It was based on the Bild Lilli doll was a comic strip created for adults in Germany, with a very curvy body.  It has excited little girls for three generations.  Barbie and friends…

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