Even when I was a young lad around thirty years ago, there was always a big debate as to whether ‘Barbie’ was actually a good role model for young girl. Yes, she was blonde, pretty and had huge boobs (which would apparently make a real woman fall over) but she was only interested in materialistic things, was made ridiculously happy by a man, and lets face it, she was thick as two short planks.
Well, years later, as if to put an exclamation point on that argument. Blondie Bennett, 38, from California who describes herself as Barbie-obsessed, has admitted to using hypnotherapy to decrease her I.Q.
“I’ve had 20 sessions and I’m already starting to feel ditzy and confused all the time,”
This hair-brained lady admits to hating the natural look.
“I don’t like being human, if that makes sense.. Natural is boring, I would love to be like, completely plastic.”
Bennet states that although she loves her looks, her plastic features tend to turn off a lot of people. Unsurprisingly her friends and family are not impressed.
This, to me is one of the saddest stories I have read in a long time. There are women out there who think being stupid but pretty is a good thing. What kind of life is that?
I am not some raging feminist, but women need too aim higher than this. There are women all over the world making a great impact on society in general. These are the role models that kids should be looking at.
It reminds me of ‘The Simpsons’ episode where Lisa tries to launch a new doll which gives positive guidance to kids, yet it is blown out of the water by ‘Malibu Stacey’, who comes out with comments such as “Don’t ask me, I’m just just a girl.” There has to be questions raised, in the modern age, over whether Barbie is a good role model.
I’m not talking about banning Barbie by the way, but maybe the time has come for a re-branding?
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