I Think Bratz and Barbies Set a Wrong Example For Girls

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    I honestly think they really aren't bad

    examples. Have you seen the barbies that are sold that have to do with them having a career? A doctor, a vet, teacher? God they're just dolls. If people think they are such bad examples for their little girls the answer is simple. Don't buy them the damn doll! Stick with the...
    Batsandstars Batsandstars
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Feb 13, 2014

    Wrong Examples.......

    I think these dolls do give wrong examples.....there is so much on girls these days to be "cool" and "pretty" and look good, you see it every where.....the one that I saw on TV...and I love the company "DOVE" for this is that they have a campaign going for girls just to be them...
    deleted deleted
    Jun 7, 2010

    Whorification of Our Youth

    What sick mind thought up those damning Bratz dolls?!  Even the "baby" ones are wearing belly shirts and make-up.  That's just sick.  Those dolls are teaching kids to dress like little prostitutes and to walk around like they're so much better than...
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten
    31-35, F
    18 Responses Jul 16, 2008

    Helll Yeah They Are!

    their *****! they dress slutty, with the short skirts and revealing tops. let the kids be young, dont get them into that stupid ****. barbies are such a bad example, their just so whoreish.
    finallyhappy finallyhappy
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 23, 2008

    Not Necessarily Body Image

    I think Barbies suggest that girls should love shopping and going to the mall and falling in love with boys, but I don't think they so much make people hate their bodies. I think though that girls should have a wider range of dolls that focus on more important things other than...
    SweetbriarPoet SweetbriarPoet
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jul 16, 2008

    Too Slutty

    When I was growing up there were not dolls like this in existence. My granddaughter has been taught already that these dolls dressed so skimpy and slutty are "ca ca" and she is only three years old.I think they are teaching the wrong things to young girls. Values of old...
    cinfullynn cinfullynn
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jul 16, 2008

    And I Love It!

    we need more ditzy, slutty girls in the world we need more women utterly obsessed with materialism and the capitalistic cultural surrounding it   yes, let your daughters become utter wh*res obsessed with only what a man can buy her
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses Oct 20, 2008

    Media Is Destroying a Childs Innocene

    I was rather shocked to see a poster in my nieces room. a fiarly large one with 5 girls...of all colours, wearing the latest leather jackets...bling bling i say. Typical fantasy of any normal man...big ****, nice *** and eyes that said 'yea baby im all yours'. I was sad. My...
    jackass jackass
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 25, 2007

    Not Everyone Is That Way

    I know some kids don't say oh I wanna be like this barbie doll is or they play with them like the kid I babysit for; like they have this great life.  It could be the kid imagining that they are the doll and they have the great life they imagine for the doll.  But not...
    puppiluv puppiluv
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 5, 2008

    Really Now?

    Why anyone would design a doll with an oversized bobble head, giant feet and eyes and huge 'botox' lips is beyond me. It looks more like a cariacture than of an actual depiction of a person. I'm not asking for the doll to look like an anatomical human figurine - it would just be...
    lntel lntel
    Apr 13, 2012

    But They Are Soo Pretty

    But I do agree there too sexualized they already have highlights in there hair and I even think bellybutton rings but they are very popular and im talking about bratz dolls,but now on to barbies I remember some article I think in cosmo or glamour saying barbies mesurements(her...
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Apr 15, 2011

    Of Course They Do

    a lot of things do. i thought this was an accepted fact. but it's also true that these sorts of things are hardly the source of girls learning to act that way. there's no point in asigning blame, even if you could figure out what exactly the problem was and exactly who was to...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Dec 26, 2007

    That Is Unless...

    Unless you're looking forward to raising a fake tittied, little tart with an eating disorder... then by all means, they're perfect!...  Ok, Granted Barbie has careers, and all those things, but really.... We've already established that she sets Ideals that are nearly...
    BlasphemousAngel BlasphemousAngel
    31-35, M
    7 Responses Jun 24, 2009

    Oh Come On...

    They are made fully of PLASTIC and as Courtney Love once said, "I don't need plastic to justify myself as a woman." [Yeah, I know she has a bunch in her now, but I still think that is a great quote.]
    wewantcowbell wewantcowbell
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 25, 2007

    Totally. ...

    Totally. I liked the old barbies but cannot take to the new ones and would not buy a bratz for my granddaughter at all.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 16, 2008


    Barbies mesurments like her hips and legs and things like that are totally impossible if she was a real person. I think bratz are stupid because they always have makeup on and they act like spoiled little "bratz" with their expensive clothing. Girls are already self coinscience...
    keikobabe92 keikobabe92
    18-21, F
    Feb 8, 2011

    Why show children a figure of a plastic woman

    who has that 'perfect' shape, tan, hair, smile? It showed a figure of a try-hard and showed that looks is the only thing you can think of. I wouldn't want to judge too easily, but it really just shows a figure of an unnatural sl*t. Natural beauty beats loads of plastic surgery...
    SecretsNeverHidden SecretsNeverHidden
    26-30, F
    Mar 22, 2014

    Bratz Especially

    I really dislike this doll. I wouldn't care so much, if I didn't feel like it was so popular. And if I didn't have a daughter. However, they are, and I do, so I see these dolls, and hear about these movies {which i refuse to watch on the grounds that i don't care to, they're...
    anthychan anthychan
    1 Response Dec 26, 2007


    Not much to say but I have a young daughter and yes these toys do not represent the true female form. Which I think is much more a issue in young girls. Then boys.
    matydreadz matydreadz
    36-40, M
    Mar 23, 2012

    There to Much For Girls.

    they set a bad example and as well as lowerring girls elfasteem. trying to live up to a perfect body and looks. It can really hert a girls selfasteem.
    tomtombear tomtombear
    18-21, M
    19 Responses Sep 11, 2008

    I Cannot Believe This Group Exists

    its just a toy people. they already changed barbie to be more anatomically correct. what more do you want. you cant honestly say you want a fat barbie. what kind of unhealthy message would that send out. thats not what i want to see on the shelf....mcdnonalds barbie. shes...
    antiyou antiyou
    26-30, F
    12 Responses Dec 26, 2007

    Barbie Teaches Young Girls ...

    Barbie teaches young girls that you can do anything you want if you're blond and have huge boobs. it's also an unrealistic body stereotype... and Bratz's heads are too big ^_^
    thedreamisover thedreamisover
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 16, 2008

    I Dont Have A Problem With Barbie - But I Do With Bratz

    There is no way I will ever let my daughter own a Bratz doll. I do not approve of they way they dress those dolls.  I do not think its appropriate to teach our little girls how to dress like a ****! I do not like the name of these dolls.  Why would...
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters
    31-35, F
    26 Responses Oct 27, 2009

    I Know For a Fact

    I know this to be true because when I was little, Barbie was the big thing and I remember always wishing I could be like her: tall, rail-thin, long, blonde hair, all those pretty clothes & accessories.  I think it sort of gave me an inferiority complex that I've carried...
    trixi trixi
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Jan 14, 2008

    How Could Something Called "Bratz" Be a Positive Influence?

    I get the whole "fad" thing with kids, really. The more an adult bad-mouths a toy, the more the kid is going to think it's cool. The problem is that parents buy into these trends. I think it's messed up how some parents think these things are cute and actually encourage...
    Erutrevo Erutrevo
    22-25, M
    7 Responses Mar 1, 2009

    who Cares? ...

    who cares? girls these days are too busy shopping for skimpy clothes and trying to meet men on the internet ---- then again, you have those who are selling their used panties. those parents must be so proud.
    EPspy EPspy
    46-50, M
    Jul 16, 2008

    Bratz More So

    I was never terribly upset over Barbies, but Bratz are a whole other thing.Barbie is clearly an adult.  One could aspire to be like her "when I grow up!"...but not now.  And really, barbie has done some pretty awesome things.  I heckled my mom for Astronaut Barbie when I was a...
    Plaid Plaid
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 28, 2011

    I Think Something Has Seriously Gone Wrong

     But I don't know where.  Is it the children or the product?  I grew up on barbie.  I loved barbie.  And I was in middle school (the worst time to be a child lol) when bratz came out.  But I didn't immulate everything they said and wore.  None...
    lilskyy lilskyy
    18-21, F
    9 Responses May 30, 2008

    I think society really over does things

    and this is one of them. When i was younger I loved Barbie dolls but I knew that they were exactly that, dolls. Not real. Plastic. I never felt the pressure to look like that until I became older and adults were telling me I have to look a certain way. Even now I don't give a...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 13, 2015

    Not Allowed.

    My husband and I have thoroughly discussed how Bratz dolls will not be allowed in our home.  Period.  I'm pregnant with our second child right now who is a little girl.  I pray and keep my fingers crossed that by the time she is old enough to be interested in these...
    MamaPyratekk MamaPyratekk
    22-25, F
    Jul 16, 2008

    I Do Think This.

    Ha I think this. Think Think 7 Be right Back, After 30 minutes or something I'm back. Yahoo. Goodbye.
    Acchbellon Acchbellon
    18-21, M
    Aug 16, 2012


    Most people oppose Bratz and Barbies because they encourage unrealistic body expectations for young girls, but for me, it's not really about body image. I mean, I had Barbies growing up, and I never wanted my body to look like that of a Barbie. To me, they were just dolls, not...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 27, 2009
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