I follow a lot of Barbie and doll blogs and one of them is called Barbie fest. It’s not updated very often but I still keep it in my reader. I few days ago I saw that someone posted a new article and I was glad as I love reading articles about my fave girl, Barbie. But my joy was short lived… The article is so full of hate against Barbie that it blew my mind! The author, Sarajean, calls Barbie a problem and the main reason that kids have anorexia. o_O It was a shock for me to read this article as I’ve read her profile and she seemed to me a great person with an amazing resume of activities.
I just don’t understand all this hate. And why blame a doll? Does the doll raise children? Does the doll talk to a child? A child is the result of what and how his/her parents are. Stop blaming others for the problems of children. This reminds me o a woman that 2 years ago tried to make the Romanian government ban modern cartoons like Ben 10 and others because “they make our children violent”. Geez! I grew up watching Saber Rider and The Transformers and I’m just fine. I love life, I have a great family, I’m a normal person and I love animals. So why try to find a guilty party just because there are children out there that have problems? Just love your child, take care of him/her, explain everything that he/she sees around and I’m sure that child will grow up just fine. I’m not saying that there are not exceptions, but that’s just life.
I’m not writing this article to bash anyone and I’m not talking just about the author of the article when I say I don’t understand all this hate towards Barbie. I’ve seen this kind of thinking also about Toki Doki Barbie and others. So…let me ask again: Why hate a doll and blame it for a real person’s problems?