If you have read my blog you probably know that I am not a huge fan of Barbies.
A while ago- I posted about how I do not blame pop culture/barbies for eating disorders, especially mine- and it made me think about my thoughts and feelings regarding the dolls and popular culture in general.
I do not believe in giving in items or advertisements power. And by blaming barbie and media for the influx of eating disorders- we are inherently giving them power. By fearing them- we are allowing them to control us. Giving away that control and power is very dangerous, we as a culture, people, and gender, need to retain that.
Living in fear is more dangerous as is giving someone else control over what we think is dangerous and destructive.
A Barbie is nothing more than a Barbie until I give it more power and control to damage my children and myself.