Stuck in a Barbie world
by Am_Kaur on September 5, 2014 - 10:51pm
Our society, has made a huge impact on young girls lives. Girls are constantly reminded on the way they should act and dress. In addition to this, they are encouraged to a great extent to apply makeup. Girls were taught from the start to act like a lady and to stay quiet while on the other hand, boys were not. They were expected to be aggressive and to express their opinion. The media has promoted women to wear makeup and to cover up their scars. Sadly, they are taught at a young age that the way they look is such an important part of their life. This is the way you want people to portray you.
Ironically, a girls first and favorite childhood toy is a figure that brings out this way of thinking. When girls are born, most of them grow up playing with Barbies. Barbie is popularly shown as a skinny, tall girl with blonde hair and blue eyes. Countless amount of girls want to be just like her. Growing up, playing with a piece of plastic has influenced millions of girls including myself what the true definition of beauty is. Girls feel the need for their body to be perfect just like the girls in the magazines. Most teens agree with the information magazines state and how they should look. Cosmopolitan, Seventeen magazine and many more have influenced numerous teens until today.