Want to Look Like a Barbie Doll? Guys, do You Want to Partner With Barbie? - Page 5
Can our culture continue to marginalize women like this and not suffer loss? Barbie has become a powerful weapon that is used surreptitiously against women. This is more political than we may realize. The Barbie image brazenly stigmatizes and categorizes women by removing the focus from what a woman can offer or become, solely to what a woman looks like. As a result, a skewed equation measures the extent to which a woman achieves the iconic look and equates that achievement with her talent, brilliance and motivation to succeed. If she doesn't achieve the look, she is inferior, lacks edginess, isn't sharp. This equation is faulty and is bringing about a negative, disastrous result. If women are not free to manifest their talents and abilities, then men will not be free to see themselves clearly or know their own capabilities. What a waste of human talent enslaved by misery about something that is mortal! There must be a solution. I, for one, think the Barbie look needs to go!