Is Barbie a perfect doll or a monster?
I didn’t want anything so much in my childhood like a Barbie doll. The desire to have a perfect (as it seemed) plastic figure with a beautiful face and blond hair was the main theme of all children’s conversations in the yard. To have Barbie was to be happy. In March 2009, this world’s most popular doll turned 50.It is interesting to know that every second in the world for sale two Barbie dolls. Accordingly, almost a million dolls are sold in a week. For half a century, the eternal brand from Mattel has not yet been able to surpass any other manufacturer of children’s toys. And numerous attempts to create Barbie’s rival (Cindy, Wendy, Bratz, Muslim Fulla) were unsuccessful. For half a century, the company “Mattel” has sold nearly a billion dolls! Barbie is a children’s God. When she first appeared on the shelves of US toy stores, wearing heels, wearing a black and white striped swimsuit and sunglasses, the critic was confident that parents would never buy an “anatomically perfect doll” for their children. This is the slogan used by manufacturers to advertise Barbie.
But the doll had an enchanting effect on American children. No criticism or prohibitions that have lasted until now have affected children’s hearts. Everyone wanted to have Barbie. Barbie syndrome and its victims This incredible effect can not be somehow explained. It seems to be like a man, but such beauty can not be found on the streets. It is rumored that the prototype of the first Barbie became popular in the 50s full-breasted and blonde sex bomb Jane Mansfield.
Now Barbie does not give rest to several generations of women, despite the fact that the current proportions and forms of dolls are considered unreal. Any means are used to become at least a little like her: a bright make-up “in the style of Barbie”, white long hair, doll clothes in pink-blue tones, plastic surgery – this is called “Barbie syndrome”. There is a syndrome, which means there are victims. American Cindy Jackson has become the most famous barbimanka.
Somehow she noticed that her boyfriend secretly played with Barbie and these games have a “frank sexual nature.” And then she heard a snippet of her beloved conversation with a friend, in which he said that “my Cindy is, of course, beautiful, but she is not Barbie.” Hearing this, Cindy decided that she would become Barbie. And she became. Now 50-year-old Cindy Jackson has round, ball-like breasts, buttocks with implants, silicone lips, long blond hair and looks like a doll. To do this, she went under a plastic surgeon’s knife 31 times and spent almost a million dollars.
Of course, I got into the Guinness Book of Records, but the boyfriend threw it all the same. Now the “Barbie syndrome” is officially listed in the medical directory. Given the symptoms, one can say that thousands of women around the world are affected by it: a constant feeling of depression, tension and guilt. Most often, the victims of this syndrome are female models who are forced to diet because of the unwritten rule “fashion designers like thin.” For these reasons, for several decades already Barbie dolls have been tried to be banned.
They say that it has a negative effect on the child’s psyche and can cause complexes like “my figure or hairstyle is not like a doll” in girls. Success Story If Barbie would have remained in one striped bathing suit and shoes, it would probably be a stunning success. But especially for her, the world’s best fashion designers designed luxurious dresses and jewelery. Barbie had fabulous pool houses, horse carriages, cars, pets, friends, and, ultimately, boyfriend Ken.
The girls were asked to grow up with Barbie and dream of a fabulous life in a luxurious house. For a long time our children only had to dream about this doll. The existence of Barbie really learned only in the 90s. The first dolls were expensive. I remember how I ran with the friends to the store to look closely at the wonderful dolls, which were so different from the Soviet ones with crooked legs and short hair. By the way, American girls have an average of 8 Barbie dolls, French girls, Germans and English women – 5 each, and ours – just one at a time.
Barbie’s beauty caused a lot of scandals in America. As it turned out, engineer Jack Ryan, one of the authors of the doll, was a “sexually preoccupied pervert,” as will later be written in the book Monster of Toys: Mattel’s vast and terrible world. He used the company’s office to meet with prostitutes and conduct numerous orgies. Most critics of Barbie are horrified by the fact that, creating Barbie, the engineer could use the so-called “adult dolls” as models. But still the official author of Barbie is one of the founders of “Mattel” Ruth Handler. She came up with the idea of a new doll when she noticed that her daughter was not playing with dolls, but with a graceful figure of an adult woman cut out of paper. Ruth thought that the other children also seemed tired of playing with the dolls in the “daughter-mothers”, and ventured to offer a “naturalistic” doll.