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Barbie competes with Paris Hilton and Bratz

June 30th, 2006 Visited 2101 times, 1 so far today

Is it time for Barbie to say, “Bye, bye?” Some think so. It appears the the most villified doll of a generation is getting even more degenerate. It was enough to have a doll that showed off an impossible figure and had boys stripping it (I had one of those on the school bus). Now this doll isn’t radical enough and must be replaced with dolls with the name of “Bratz”. Don’t even make me go the route of Plastic Paris Hilton.

American Princess suggests that the only way that Barbie might be saved is to introduce “Ugly Feminist Barbie.” I guess the idea would be that she would then have supporters in the feminist movement that wouldn’t let her die.

You know we are in trouble when bloggers and news agents talk about Barbie promoting a conservative and wholesome image. Wasn’t this line that had her leave Ken for some surfer dude?

Anyway– I’m glad we’re not into that in the MInTheGap house. If Thomas the Tank Engine ever gets risque, I might be in trouble, though.

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  • Shelli says on: June 30, 2006 at 11:27 am

     

    She’s finally left our home for good. To me, the doll is what you make of it. In our house, Barbie was always married to Ken before they had babies. And Ken often took care of the kids so Barbie could go shopping with her friends. I guess that’s a step above where my ken doll always spent his time(under the bed “at work”)

    Bratz? I don’t see the appeal.

  • mrs. diamond says on: August 1, 2006 at 6:13 pm

     

    I don’t see much difference between Bratz and Barbies, except that Bratz have big funny looking heads and no feet. Both have skanky clothes. But It’s all what you make of it.

  • MInTheGap says on: August 1, 2006 at 8:22 pm

     

    It’s also part what the people that are selling them make of it. Barbie, for all of her out-of-porportioness, is supposed to be this chaste woman, whereas Bratz are supposed to be more skanky.

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