Barbie is not bad

by Taylor
(Waterford, mi)

First of all Barbie is JUST a doll... nothing more or less. I think a Barbie doll has nothing to do with a child's body image. I think a child's body image is molded by there parents. If a parent tells their child that they should look like Barbie when they grow up then of course the child will be messed up, but that's not a dolls fault that's just bad parenting.

Speaking as a girl that had an eating disorder from the time she was 12 to 17, I can promise you it had absolutely nothing to do with Barbie, but all to do with my parents. I think people are either just very ill educated or just looking for someone or something to blame on their lack of parenting skills.

Barbie is a fun doll who inspires girls to be whoever they want to be no matter how big the dream is. She's not there to make you feel bad about yourself. All of my friends played with Barbies and they are fine just like majority of children.

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5 Years?
by: Susanna

5 Years of an eating disorder? That's VERY sad...
It's been a year and a half since mine statrted, and it doesn't seem to want to go away.
It feeds on me, like a parasite.

Eating disorders...
by: Shelley

Taylor and Susanna,

I'm sorry to hear about both of your struggles with an eating disorder. I want you both to know that you're not alone. A friend of mine started a website where people share their might be helpful to you.

There is also a free online bible study called, "In His Image" specifically for those who struggle with eating disorders.

I also want both of you to know that I prayed for you today.


2 Corinthians 10:3-4, "For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds."

You make her want you want her
by: Jen

My sister and I both grew up with a Barbie and hers stayed almost perfectly new with all the clothes, while mine went through the creek with me. I nicknamed her "tomboy barbie" because unlike my sister's Barbie with the perfect hair, mine was all knotted up and tied in a pony tail with a rubberband. Basically, we make Barbie in to the image that we wanted her to be and NOT what the manufacturer told us she should look like!

by: 1234

In my class we are doing a project about barbie.Should it be banned or not I say not first its just a doll i dont know anybody that crazed who wants to look like barbie so I agree with you dont ban barbie
by: Anonymous

i agree that barbies should not be banned, but i need points that argue why they should be banned for a school debate, please help :l

by: Christie

Well, I won’t blame all the parents and would not even consider grouping them to such a category. No parent in this world would think about having a child which looks like Barbie’s physique and would not even say that to them. It is solely depended upon the child and how she looks about Barbie’s physique.

by: Anonymous

I agree. Barbie should not be banned! They are plastic dolls - sure they may influence a handful of people, but we can't help how others feel. Barbies are mostly played with by 3-8 year olds, surely they wouldn't be affected by the appearance of the doll at such a young age! They simply play with the doll for entertainment!

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