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  • Good...i would buy one for my daugher/friend/self

    4 6.25%
  • Bad...this is just a horrible idea

    19 29.69%
  • Why can't they make a normal-size barbie?

    31 48.44%
  • I can count to potato.

    19 29.69%
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    Re: Your Opinion on Plus Size Barbie

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Good point. I think you're right, it's tough as a guy to understand the whole picture. Myself, I don't think a doll can, by itself, give a girl body-image issues. I think it's more up to the parents communicating with their kids.

    I think it's up to the parents to teach their daughters to live a healthy lifestyle in terms of proper diet and exercise, and then within that to teach them that they're perfect just the way they are.
    The problem is that mainstream, pop or commercial culture has a much stronger influence over our kids now then it has in the past. I agree that it is a parents obligation to provide their kids that message but against all those outside forces a parent can do their best but it just isn't enough to combat that bombardment of bad influence.
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    Re: Your Opinion on Plus Size Barbie

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I agree, but she's a doll and doesn't have to be life like. Kind of an important aspect to playing with dolls is pretending. I just don't believe that a doll would have nearly the impact on body image as Hollywood does.
    My kids play with all sorts of toys... dino's with clothes and big heads, teddy bears of different sizes and some with little stuffing so they flop about, doll house toys... almost all of it is for their make believe world where the toys are as real as they are. Toys are for imaginative play. If people actually think that Barbie messes with girls self-image then they either should get them some other toys to balance things out or go and see a ****ing psychologist because they need help and shouldn't be parents in the first place.
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    Re: Your Opinion on Plus Size Barbie

    I wonder if cabbage patch kids are proportionate to babies? Their cheek size may cause children to feel insignificant.
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    Re: Your Opinion on Plus Size Barbie

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    The problem is that mainstream, pop or commercial culture has a much stronger influence over our kids now then it has in the past. I agree that it is a parents obligation to provide their kids that message but against all those outside forces a parent can do their best but it just isn't enough to combat that bombardment of bad influence.
    Don't let them watch so much TV.
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    Re: Your Opinion on Plus Size Barbie

    Quote Originally Posted by The German View Post
    Should I ever have kids, videogames will probably have completly replaced toys by then.
    A lot of videogames have come and gone since Atari began replacing pinball machines with Pong units in 1972. Meanwhile, Barbie's still here.
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    Re: Your Opinion on Plus Size Barbie

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    There is currently a debate raging over at the Huffington Post whether Mattel should make a plus-size Barbie doll for children.

    On the one hand, people are arguing that the original (skinny) Barbie promotes an unhealthy body image, and that little girls should have more realistic dolls to play with.

    On the other hand, people are arguing that the plus-size Barbie promotes unhealthy eating habits, and they are saying it's political correctness gone wild.

    Then, of course, you have the middle-of-the-roaders, who think they should make a Barbie somewhat in between the two dolls shown below.

    What do you think?

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    In between dolls are not "Barbie". Sheesh. The nanny-like "promotes poor body image" crowd is getting a bit weenie-ish.

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    Re: Your Opinion on Plus Size Barbie

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Don't let them watch so much TV.
    My kids are grown (19 and 22) When they were young I did edit what they were allowed to watch to some extent but for the most part I chose to let them be exposed to alot and direct them on what to do with what they were seeing instead. I felt like this stuff will reach them no matter what I do so it makes more sense to let them see it (to some extent) and talk with them about it or guide them.
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    Re: Your Opinion on Plus Size Barbie

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    You cannot use actresses and models and compare them to your average person though. You also can't make an accurate assessment of an actress or model based upon pictures of them online. There are all KINDS of tricks they use.
    True, still I think it's amazing she's able to look that good at age 50. She plays a stripper in the film The Wrestler (surprisingly a good movie).

    I guess that's what having great genes, a good plastic surgeon, a personal trainer, a nutritionist, and an airbrush artist will do.

    I don't usually go for women 20 years older than me but she looks good.

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    Re: Your Opinion on Plus Size Barbie

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    The problem is that mainstream, pop or commercial culture has a much stronger influence over our kids now then it has in the past. I agree that it is a parents obligation to provide their kids that message but against all those outside forces a parent can do their best but it just isn't enough to combat that bombardment of bad influence.
    Which partially explains why so many girls are crazy.

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    Re: Your Opinion on Plus Size Barbie

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    My kids play with all sorts of toys... dino's with clothes and big heads, teddy bears of different sizes and some with little stuffing so they flop about, doll house toys... almost all of it is for their make believe world where the toys are as real as they are. Toys are for imaginative play. If people actually think that Barbie messes with girls self-image then they either should get them some other toys to balance things out or go and see a ****ing psychologist because they need help and shouldn't be parents in the first place.
    If you use Google Scholar, you can find any number of articles on body image dissatisfaction and its relationship to eating disorders and etc. Just as a casual example, here is an abstract of one article with a bibliography beneath it. Take a look:

    http://guilfordjournals.com/doi/abs/...p.2009.28.1.43

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