Another Idiot On the Loose!


W. Va. lawmaker wants to ban sale of Barbie dolls

Published - Mar 04 2009

Just in time for Barbie's 50th birthday, a West Virginia lawmaker wants to outlaw the doll.

Democratic Delegate Jeff Eldridge is proposing to ban the sale of the Mattel doll and others like her in West Virginia.

He says the dolls influence girls to place too much importance on physical beauty, at the expense of their intellectual and emotional development.

He joins others who have criticized the doll over the years for promoting materialism and an unnatural body image.

Barbie turns 50 on March 9, and the toy maker has made big plans this year to mark the anniversary.

Josie06 Josie06
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5 Responses Mar 4, 2009

what do ya think they will do to Ken? Little girls really looked for the guys in kindergarden to look like him......

I never played with Barbie as a kid...just when I grew up...oh wait...I think you are talking about another Barbie...sorry.<br />
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Let's ban the doll as opposed to looking at the real problem associated with the intellectual and emotional development...when will the stupidity stop?


i enjoyed playing with Barbie's when i was young.

wouldn't you know it would be a dem to push this issue. <br />
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We have way to many other issues that need to be taken care of. <br />
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Every woman I know grew up with Barbie dolls. It is not the doll that is the problem.