Friday, May 01, 2009

Barbie is a Tramp...Now

Barbie, the baby doll icon, got rid of Ken last year seeking women's liberation; and now she is getting some ink. Believe me, I am not against conservative body art - but I am not in support of Mattel marketing an adult decision to kids. And, we complain about how 'grown' kids are today. Where is the outrage? I am tired...


Brian E. Payne

15 comments:

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

Oh Brian. I have seen it all. When will this isht end???????

-CR

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

Next up:

Barbie Nipple Rings...

-SK

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Muata responds:

Barbie will be bi-sexual.

-Muata

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

You need a sexuality to be bi-sexual and you need nipples to have nipple rings...the doll has neither.

The best thing Barbie has going for her is Mattel marketing! (..and obviously, it's still working.) The link tells how Midge got fired...(Midge ain't no Barbie, Barbie uses protection.) The best protection your daughters have is you.

-EAS

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

EAS response again:

Oh, btw at 50, the protection plastic Barbie uses is probably plastic menopause. A plastic menopausal doll. Welcome to MattelAmerica.

You'll never (ever) see that commercial, nor will your daughters, sisters or nieces.

When and if you do see "Menopausal Barbie," buy every single last one in the store quickly! (And then write Mattel and complain!!!)

-EAS

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader responds to EAS:

U been fantasizing about Barbie too much to know all of that :)

-CR

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

EAS responds to CR:

Fantasy is one thing...imagination is another...
Ever watch $aturday Night Live? :-)

I did, last night... Deja vu.
I shared because B. Payne has imagination. Thankfully!

-Muata

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

The real Barbie "tat" is the one on her back that says "(Made in) Indonesia..."
Possibly by some little Indonesian girls (who ain't thinkin' 'bout no Barbie...)

-EAS

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

where did the term "tramp stamp" come from????? is a derogatory term used when a man 'inks' his body?????

for whatever reason a growing number of adults think its "cute" for children to be grown - - as long as we continue to allow the dumbing down of our society for profit - kids, teens, and adults are in the crosshairs! jmo. :-)

-SM

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Muata responds to SM:

i am not sure where it came from. i believe excessive tat-ing is over the top. i hate to see nba players at the free throw line with their bodies covered with foolishness.

-Muata

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

SM responds to Muata:

i'm not against tats, however i find i prefer the small "personal" tats, as opposed to the HERE I AM tats! LOL.

-SM

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

Sad but true. I talked recently to a friend of mine that teaches at a public high school and he said alot of teen agers are wearing tattoos and they are AP scholars. I guess we can't judge a book by its cover.

-LEW

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

I'm confused about the argument. Barbie is an "adult" so she's going to do adult things like work, drive,and get married. But I guess it's okay if little girls want to grow up and do these things. But if they want a tattoo, there's something wring with that? sounds biased to me. The way I see it, the REAL problem is not what Barbie does, but with our children wanting to be like her just because they haven't been encouraged the question and think for themselves. BTW, in reference to the title, Barbie was always a tramp. Her creator fashioned her after a German sex toy.

-KL

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

My premise is that American culture is not allowing kids to be kids. The marketing and advertisement is over the top. For any decent functioning society children must be protected. Their 'innocence' should be respected and held in high regard. All this influx of sex and adult agendas (tat'ed up) pushed on kids is characteristic of a society that's more concerned with money. In this case: money, looks, and whatever is in. We know this...just watch the news. Listen to our kids talk. Watch them play. This country is destroying one of our most precious assets: Childhood.

-Muata

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

Thanks so much for this post. I had not heard of this, and as the parent of a 6 yo who loves Barbie...I gotta stay 3 steps ahead of her. For now, she is simply obsessed with the "princess" line, but I can see her moving toward the more "universal" Barbie's before long.

Did you know they now have "tattoo" birthday theme parties? They are painted on...but kids are loving them. My daughter has a strange love of tattoo's and says she can't wait til she's grown so she can get one. I have 4, so I can understand the love of them...but more importantly, I am glad she recognizes that it is a decision to be made at a much older age. She still trives in her innocence, and I try my hardest to keep her in a 6 yo mindset.

Coming up, I played with Barbies, but she wore business suits or jeans or cheerleading outfits. I guess Mattel is trying to keep up with the times of low rise jeans and back tattoo's...and as a parent, that would be where the lines are drawn. I don't think buying Barbies is the issue...it's the kind of Barbies that are purchased by ADULTS for kids that keep this "grown" Barbie trend alive. Barbie's are supposed to be about make believe and imagination, the goal as a parent is to keep it there...

-M