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  • Dolls Before Barbie
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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 ...
  • Male Army Doll
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    There are hundreds of thousands of icons throughout the world that represent many different things. (Nach bar and La use 171) GI-Joe is an icon that is sort of out dated now, but represented several things about the United States and the people that lived it. The twelve inch GI-Joe was released by Hasbro Toys in 1964 as the first ever "action figure. It thrived for twelve years, changing from one soldier, to several members of every different military service. (Son) He represented, as the song g...
  • Perfect Like A Barbie Doll
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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 ...
  • Barbie's New Look
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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, ...
  • Ken's Concealed Sexuality And Barbie's Exposed Sexuality
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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...
  • Play With The African Barbie Dolls
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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 want...
  • Young Girls A Dream World
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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 ...
  • Young Girl
    677 words
    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...
  • Real Life Barbie Doll
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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 soci...

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