Thursday, March 05, 2009

Barbie Turns 50

Another psycho government official feels that Barbie is such a bad influence on girls that sales of Barbie dolls should be outlawed in West Virginia. How 'bout parenting your children, Asshole? How about not buying the product if you don't like it?

I can't even explain my rage about this argument which comes up way to often. Barbie is a fine toy and if she were real, she's an inspiration for girls of all ages. She has had every profession; she's been "all American" in her RV and donned every military uniform. She has a flashy Corvette and mansion but is down to Earth with her little sister and friends.

So, Mr. Jeff Eldrige (D), you can bite me.

Just like the idiots who felt that Mattel's Black Canary version (see below) of Barbie was "whore Barbie" when in reality she was wearing the Canary's traditional superhero crimefighting attire from DC Comics. The shallow, close-minded people need to be stopped. They need to parent their children. They need to teach girls that at a certain age, you can wear high heels and be sexy if you want to but you can also wear jeans and sneakers without worrying if you fit in. What is it with this lazy parenting where everything you disagree with or dislike needs to be legislated?

Barbie is turning 50 on March 9th. CELEBRATE HER!

< Black Canary Barbie
< by Alex Ross, famed comics artist
Would you think she's feable and frail and a bad influence on girls? I sure wouldn't.

3 comments:

D0nnaTr0y said...

I agree with you! I loved Barbie as a child and still do today as an adult. Sure her dimensions are a bit crazed, but what doll's aren't? This morning I saw a report on how parents are gawking at the new Tattoo Barbie (http://tinyurl.com/b38dm9)feeling that tattoos and skin exposure send the wrong message.

But I'm with you. It doesn't send the wrong message if the parent discusses this message with the child.

Personally, my faves are the superhero Barbies. I have 3 of the different WW Barbies and would love to get the Black Canary and Supergirl Barbies!

Troy Hickman said...

Oh, but Amber, you're forgetting that talking Barbie's SINGLE COMMENT about "math is hard" is completely responsible for the disparity in math scores between girls and boys! No, it couldn't be because the public education system has become a farce where they're more concerned with teaching our kids about the disappearing "rain forest" (what we used to call "jungles") rather than giving them a basic background in arithmetic.

Hmmm, boys traditionally do worse in English...I must've missed that old talking G.I. Joe that said "Grammar is kicking my ass!"

Red Prop Maker said...

The LPS or Lazy Parent Syndrome come in part from the Clintons ...It' takes a village to raise a child.
They couldn't be more wrong,it takes parents who wish to raise their children with the Love and Respect that ALL children should get.
To paraphrase Amber,
Senator kiss my disabled veteran a$$!
Let's keep the GOOBERMENT in DC and out of our living rooms.