Originally Posted by Cipher
Do you think that barbie was really created as a gradual process to brainwash young girls to think that they had to have long blonde hair, and super model figures to be beautiful? Do you think the creators had any idea what they were doing? I think they did, but thats just"my" opinion. I'm interested in knowing what you all think about this theory.
Interesting theory there.
In my opinion, it probably wasn't Mattel or Hasbro or whoever-the-hell-owns-Barbie's original intention to brain-wash little girls, but it sure does seem that way when you look at it from a few different angles. I think Barbie is supposed to be the "perfect American women" and some girls may have taken that a little too literally.