• Effects Of The Media On Women
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    The Effects of the Media on Women The obsession with how a person should look is becoming a national priority among women, especially among young girls and teenagers. Women in general are most preoccupied with being thin. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, this obsession of being thin can usually be labeled in two ways, which are anorexia nervosa and bulimia (Caldwell, 109). What would influence women of all ages to starve themselves to death or to seek out other means of chan...
  • Barbie Women Doll Designed
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    Our Barbies, Ourselves Summary In an article in Interview Magazine, Emily Prager discuses her opinions of Mattel's toy doll Barbie being designed by Jack Ryan, husband to Zsa Zsa Gabor, and designer of military missiles. The concept that a doll for young girls was designed by such a person greatly shocked Prager.' Suddenly a lot of things made sense to me's ays Prager. The element that Ryan designed Barbie may explain some of the key aspects of the doll itself. Although Barbie was created as a t...
  • Makers Of Barbie Poem Pretty Lady
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    There is a noticeable comparison between the poem 'The Mirror' By Sylvia Plath & the article 'Barbie' that appeared in the Newsday Tuesday November 18, 1997. The comparison is about how people look, and how society could reflect how you may feel about your looks. In the poem 'The Mirror' it tells about a lady who dislikes the way she looks. She thinks of herself as being ugly. In the article it tells how Mattel (the makers of Barbie) want to change the looks & features of Barbie. The reason for...
  • Richard Cory People Girl Society
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    The Barbie Doll and Richard Cory The way our culture has a tendency to view other individuals by there appearance will probably never change. In some way everyone has it set in his or her mind what makes a person 'perfect'. These characteristics include personal appearance, wealth and intelligence. We do not always get the chance to get to know a person, but rather make assumptions. Two poems, which reveal different perceptions of someone, include Richard Cory and The Barbie Doll. In The Barbie ...
  • Mattel Barad Strategy Toys
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    1) What was Jill Barad's primary goal for Mattel in 1996? What strategy did she choose in order to pursue these goals? Answer: The primary goal of Jill Barad for Mattel was to increase earning per shares by 15% per annum compounded before the effects of any acquisitions. The following are the 4 elements of her strategies: 1. Continue with the highly profitable practice of extending the company's existing brands (e. g. she had plans to further develop a line of collectible Barbie dolls); 2. Deve...
  • Barbie Doll Title Perfect Woman
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    this is a piece of crap. all i want to do is find a freaking paper on a poem. Barbie Doll " Barbie Doll" is the title that women in today's society try to live up to. It is also the title of Marge Piercy's poem. The title is perfect for the poem because it is about a woman's quest to become perfect like a Barbie doll. Her quest kills her, but ultimately she gets her wish. 1. "Barbie Doll" isn't just the title for Marge Piercy's poem it's also the title for women in society today... 2. The title...
  • The Ultimate Babe In Toyland
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    The Ultimate Babe in Toyland As I walked down the aisle with my niece I felt as though I had fallen into a bottle of Pep to Bi smal when in fact we were only in the Barbie section of the local toy store. There were hundreds of pink boxes with the 11 and 3/4 inch doll in them. I was instantly brought back to my childhood and the hours that I spent playing with this timeless toy. Amazement arose because the tradition of this toy has survived for so many years. Ruth Handler a co-founder of Mattel, ...
  • Barbie Doll A Womans Place In Society
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    "Barbie Doll": A Woman's Place in Society Society has a way of placing unrealistic expectations on women. By using television, magazines, billboards, and even toys we see a mold of what women are supposed to look like. In other words the perfect woman should look like a Barbie Doll. In Marge Piercy's, "Barbie Doll," we find a girl child growing up through the adolescence stage characterized by appearances and barbarity. Piercy uses lots of imagery to describe the struggles the girl experiences d...
  • Barbie Prager Essay Created
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    In the essay "Our Barbies, Ourselves," Emily Prager explores the history of the Barbie doll and talks about the Barbie doll itself. Prager seems convinced that the Barbie doll was an object created by a man and that Barbie reeks of sexuality, sexual innuendo and serves as the anti-feminist embodiment of every man's fantasy. In her own expressive and persuasive modes to fashion an essay designed to persuade the reader that the Barbie doll is a twisted and corrupt tool designed by men to combat th...
  • Barbie Doll Society Girl Young
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    Margie Pearcy's 'Barbie Doll " Margie Pearcy's 'Barbie Doll' details the image that society projects upon and expects from its young female population. From an early age these young women struggle to conform to the standards that society has defined for them. The results often are disastrous, leading to emotional conflicts that are often difficult if not impossible to resolve. Beautiful, flawless dolls such as Barbie are frequently the first source of association that little girls have with the ...
  • Mattel Inc Stock Magic Genie
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    Mattel Inc. (MAT) The Mattel Company, best known for its Barbie dolls, is the world's largest toy maker. In March 1997, it acquired Tyco toys the third largest U. S. -based toy maker. Its product lines include Fisher-Price and Sesame Street preschool items, Disney-related products and Hot Wheel miniature vehicles. They type of industry Mattel is located under, is dolls and stuffed toys, although they have other types of products such as Hot Wheels. This company is under monopolistic competition...
  • Miss Banderry Barbie Nan Uncle
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    This passage was written by Elizabeth Bowen and is titled 'A Day in the Dark'. It is a story told by a girl named Barbie. She tells a tale of when she was fifteen and visited the house of Miss Branderry to return a copy of Blackwood's and to request to borrow, for her father, a thistle cutter. She also takes some roses to apologise for glass stain and thumb marks on the cover of the magazine. The passage mainly focuses on Barbie and her view on the events. But the passage also looks into the re...
  • Changing Roles Of Women
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    Honey, I'm Home "Honey, I'm Home" now doesn't even have a gender orientation to it, but only 30 years ago it referred to the "bread-winner" (the man of the house) coming home after a long day of work greeting his wife. This idea of male dominance is shown in the text Mirror on America, in the picture where the groom is holding his wife who is drastically smaller than him, showing some sort of dominance a male has over a female (63). It is also shown in the picture where the man looks like he cam...
  • Self Image Wrapped In Plastic Now Available
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    Girls can be whatever they want to be, as long as they are sexy when they grow up. This is the message the ever-so-popular Barbie doll has been pushing on Americas youth since 1959. When Barbie first hit the market, the creator, Ruth Handler, stated that she wanted to make the perfect role model for her children, Barbie and Ken. Parents everywhere ripped open their wallets, stampeded to the stores, and ate the concept up. They wanted their daughters to be just like Barbie Roberts. They even wan...
  • A Study Of Barbie's Effect On Self Image
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    Not Just Child's Play: A Study of Barbie's Effect on Self-Image Watch the clock for one minute. During that small interval of time, 150 Barbie dolls were sold. Over a billion dolls have been sold since the product was launched in 1956 (Goldstein 1). For a toy which grosses 1. 9 million dollars in sales every year, one can see the enormous impact the Barbie craze has had all over the world (Goldstein 1). Not only has this craze made the doll become a childhood icon, but it has also aided in th...
  • Comparison Of Barbie Doll And Woman
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    After a single glance at the poems "Barbie Doll," by Marge Piercy, and "Woman," by Nikki Giovanni one might say they are mere portrayals of two unhappy women. However, beyond the words on the page into the depth of the poems, lies two larger issues of insecurity and unrealistic desires. In "Barbie Doll," Piercy speaks of this "girlchild," who seemed to be progressing through adolescence like a typical young girl, with dolls and makeup. "She was healthy, tested intelligent... She went to and fro ...
  • The Best Single Line
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    The best single line from all three essays is, "In playing with a Barbie doll, a girl can control the action, can be omnipotent in a miniature world of her own creation," which was written by Marilyn Ferris Metz in her essay, "Seen Through Rose-Tinted Glass." I chose this line to be my "Golden Line," because I feel that it captures the main idea of a Barbie doll. A young girl playing with a Barbie doll can accurately demonstrate the person she sees herself becoming in the future. This is due to ...
  • Barbie Doll By Marge Piercy
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    The poem, "Barbie Doll,' written by Marge Piercy tells the story of a young girl growing up through the adolescence stage characterized by appearances and barbarity. The author uses imagery and fluctuating tone to describe the struggles the girl is experiencing during her teenage years, and the affects that can happen. The title of this poem is a good description of how most societies expect others, especially girls to look. Constantly, people are mocked for their appearance and expected to repr...
  • Barbie Doll In Todaysbarbie
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    In today's society, many people have established an idea of how women should look. Certain characteristics such as how big their breasts are, how small their waist is, and how broad their hips should be are all physical aspects by which people judge women. The actions of men are also expected to be a certain way. How strong they are, how tough their attitudes are, and how confident they are are all descriptions that we associate with men. The author Marge Piercy recognizes these set standards th...
  • Bad Girl Barbie Doll Lord
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    Since the beginning of time, toys have often been an indicator of the way a society behaves, and how they interact with their children. For example, in ancient Greece, artifacts recovered there testify that children were simply not given toys to play with as in the modern world. The cruel ritual of leaving a sick child on a hillside for dead, seems to indicate a lack of attention to the young (Lord 16). The same is true of today? s society. As you can see with the number of toy stores in our soc...