Essays Tagged: "Barbie Doll"

Models using heroin: The Reality behind the Barbie Doll Myth This essay is about how young women cope with the demands of fashion industry's as a model.

ideal of what women should be, with no visible flaws or frailties. These icons reminiscent of the "Barbie Doll" described in Marge Piercy's poem of the same name. The girl child was born as usual and ... zards - drug abuse and the risk of breast cancer - all in the pursuit of perfection.Unfortunately, "Barbie dolls don't always live happily ever after, she was advised to play coy, exercise, diet, smil ...

(3 pages) 117 0 3.3 Sep/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Why do girls play with Barbies and boys with race cars?

the toys that will be evaluated in terms of the contribution to the child's development will be the Barbie doll and the race car. Therefore, the obvious question that this essay will attempt to answer ... say will attempt to answer is: "What happens in a child's development to make a girl attracted to a Barbie doll and a boy repulsed by it?" or simply "How is gender developed?"To answer this question t ...

(8 pages) 239 2 4.2 Jan/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

GI Joe and Barbie: Bad for self-esteem?

hat's not real and the antagonist of the program has nothing to do with the enemies of America. The Barbie doll has a perfect unattainable body, and when little girls see this body they believe that t ... and when little girls see this body they believe that they will or should look this way. GI Joe and Barbie have succeeded in lowering the self esteem of boys and girls in our country.In the article "T ...

(2 pages) 38 1 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

The history of the Barbie doll

BARBIEBarbie is an idol to many young girls, but has also led many young girls to become bulimic or ... girls, but has also led many young girls to become bulimic or anorexic to look like her. The first Barbie originated with the German doll, Lilli, in 1955 and the first Barbie was made in 1959. Barbie ... n 1959. Barbie was named after the founder of Mattel's toy company daughter Barbara. Mattel started Barbie's of the world because they didn't want any young girl from another countrys feel the need to ...

(5 pages) 103 1 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Subject:English Genre:Australian Youth and Popular Culture Task:Magazine Article The Media shows youth as either being "perfect" or "rotten".

, definitely disturbs youths self-esteem and the way they see themselves. Not everyone looks like a Barbie doll or has the perfect life, but the media often portrays Australian youth as if that were s ...

(3 pages) 63 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Response poem to Marge Piercy's "Barbie Doll"

ePart of this god forsaken race, thenYes! I will conform.This poem is a response to Marge Piercy's "Barbie Doll" which describes a girl growing up never being accepted. She struggles with the conforma ...

(1 pages) 51 0 3.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

The Barbie doll represents many things in American society, but at the end of the day she is just a doll.

The Barbie doll represents many things in American society, but at the end of the day she is just a doll ... a doll. While Barbie is a strong positive figure, she was created to be a doll, not a social icon. Barbie is basically a three-dimensional portrait, supposedly an accurate representation of an averag ... course the perceptions of "average", "modern", and "American" have all changed over the years since Barbie's conceived in 1959. The doll's image has evolved, too, both in an effort to keep up with the ...

(3 pages) 56 1 2.7 Apr/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

"Hawaii Barbie, Feminist Barbie" The positive and negative effects of the Barbie doll in modern sociey.

Barbie is a popular doll that became the symbol of the desired beauty norms that nearly no woman can ... l that became the symbol of the desired beauty norms that nearly no woman can achieve. The American Barbie is a doll that is beautiful, tall, skinny, and blond. It has slim waist, large breasts and lo ... d long legs. Barbie is a goddess that symbolizes the norms of feminine beauty in the western world. Barbie owns a handsome man named Kan, a Barbie baby, Barbie children, multi-floored villas, cars, an ...

(2 pages) 36 0 1.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Critical Response to "The Ugly Truth About Beauty" by Dave Barry

er models. I agree with the points Barry is trying to get across.I remember grew up playing with my Barbie doll and it being made physically out of proportion. It distorted my self image on how my bod ... body should be. I agree with Barry's claim, " [most] women grow up thinking they need to look like Barbie, which for most women is impossible, although there is multimillion-dollar beauty industry de ...

(3 pages) 56 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Barbie Doll" by Marge Piercy

The poem, "Barbie Doll", is about a girl who was growing up in a society which regard highly of female beauty. ... ch regard highly of female beauty. The title illustrates that most females were expected to be like Barbie dolls. These dolls cast pressure on the girl to be like supermodel. In this story, the girl f ... hat the girl went through as she matures. She is constantly teased for not looking like the typical Barbie dolls.The second paragraph began with mentioning the girl’s positive aspects, such as &# ...

(2 pages) 46 3 4.3 Mar/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

"Me, My Weight, and My Insecurity"- Obesity: How I became obese and the foreshadows of my eating problems as a child

ey grow older and become fat. By my friend assuring me of this, I was convinced I could look like a Barbie Doll and become a runway model. I used to practice modeling for my family. I had it all down, ...

(11 pages) 45 0 4.3 May/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

"Barbie Doll" by Marge Piercy

Living in a Barbie World: Modern Stereotypes of WomenIn 1973, Marge Piercy wrote a poem that follows the life of ... ows the life of a young girl growing up with modern expectations that she struggles to conform to. "Barbie Doll" uses different aspects of a woman's life to express the different pressures on women to ... r aspects Piercy utilizes are the 'magic' of puberty, and she also uses the popular children's doll Barbie, as seen in the title of her poem, to highlight society's expectations on women, the main cha ...

(4 pages) 35 0 0.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

"Barbie Doll" by Marge Piercy Analysis

ows the life of a young girl growing up with modern expectations that she struggles to conform to. "Barbie Doll" uses different aspects of a woman's life to express the different pressures on women to ... r aspects Piercy utilizes are the 'magic' of puberty, and she also uses the popular children's doll Barbie, as seen in the title of her poem, to highlight society's expectations on women, the main cha ...

(4 pages) 18515 0 3.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

The Price of Beauty

s cannot see, and eventually they have "fixed" all of the flaws but now they just look fake, like a Barbie doll (Obsessed with Perfection). Just take a look at Michael Jackson, he looked fine before a ...

(2 pages) 30 0 3.0 Dec/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Marketing Ethics

ed many social and environmental campaigns to show how moral their company is. Anita Roddick used a Barbie Doll campaign to bring awareness of unhealthy stereotyping of women in the media. They wanted ... very skinny models to bring awareness of bulimia and anorexia. Then, they created a more realistic Barbie Doll. This Barbie doll was a size 16, had a voluptuous figure and red hair, and came with a t ...

(3 pages) 22 0 0.0 Jan/2010

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

Barbie's Tarket Market

Barbie's Target MarketThe measurement of a Mattel's marketing strategy is its ability to impact and ... esented as always being kind and fun and also doing different jobs, so every girl can relate to one Barbie doll or another. A doll needs to be of good quality, especially since children are not known ... nd parents will most probably refuse to buy new ones if the toy does not last long. The brand name 'Barbie' also needs to be carefully chosen, the product will probably become internationally known an ...

(6 pages) 33 0 0.0 Jul/2010

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

Mental Models and Mindsets Paper

d (Mattel, 2011).Understand Mental ModelsMattel has their own thought process of making the Ken and Barbie doll a learning tool for children through different age groups. Moreover, when organizations ... s mental model and mindset on selling different products can bring in new business. The educational Barbie and Ken doll can provide a new type of customer who normally would not buy the dolls. Organiz ...

(4 pages) 28 0 0.0 Apr/2011

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management