Is Barbie bad for girls? | The Tylt
Barbie made her debut March 9, 1959, and since then, more than a billion Barbies have been sold. But critics say the doll's ridiculous proportions perpetuate gender stereotypes, unhealthy body image, and white beauty ideals. Australian researchers found that playing with a Barbie just one time made girls think they had to be thin. But others say we should cut Barbie some slack—Mattel has updated the doll, and millions of us grew up playing with her and turned out just fine. Is Barbie so bad?
Is Barbie bad for girls?
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