Create a realistically proportioned Barbie.
  • Petitioned Bryan G. Stockton

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Mattel 333 Continental Blvd, El Segundo, CA 90245, United States
Bryan G. Stockton

Create a realistically proportioned Barbie.

    1. Victoria Keenan
    2. Petition by

      Victoria Keenan

      Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Artist Nickolay Lamm rightly says;
"If we criticize skinny models, we should at least be open to the possibility that Barbie may negatively influence young girls as well … Furthermore, a realistically proportioned Barbie actually looks pretty good. If there’s even a small chance of Barbie in its present form negatively influencing girls, and if Barbie looks good as an average-sized woman in America, what’s stopping Mattel from making one?"

I think the realistically proportioned Barbie looks strong, healthy and capable and would far prefer to purchase this type of doll for my children. I have a feeling there are many parents out there who would agree. So let's tell Mattel what we want (Realistic Barbie!) and when we want it (NOW!)

Let's help our younger generation grow up to value their healthy bodies as instruments of productivity, not just pointless wafer thin accessories.

Mattel could use this as an opportunity to stand apart from the ever increasingly sexualised dolls that are currently being marketed to children, and protested against by their parents.

If there is a real alternative out there, the new wave of conscientious parents will certainly embrace it - show them you mean business by signing this petition today and sharing it with your friends and family.

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    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. We've hit 200 Signatures!

      Victoria Keenan
      Petition Organizer

      Please keep sharing - remember the whole six degrees of separation thing?! Let's get this out there!

    3. Reached 200 signatures
    4. We've hit the 100 mark!

      Victoria Keenan
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you so much for all your support. Please continue to share, the more people we have supporting the cause, the more Mattel will be compelled to listen and take action.

    5. Reached 100 signatures
    6. Our petition has gone WORLDWIDE!

      Victoria Keenan
      Petition Organizer

      We have supporters all over Scotland, England, New Zealand, Australia, the United Arab Emirates and the USA!! Please continue to share on Facebook, through your email contacts and Twitter to really push this forward. Make your signature count by getting as many people on board as possible. THANK YOU!

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    7. Reached 25 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Rebecca Coulthard LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 7 months ago

      I would buy a realistically proportioned Barbie, and lots of accessories for my daughter. I will not allow her to play with the current Barbie

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    • Jayce Wells LANSING, MI
      • 7 months ago

      Barbie's have a tendency to give off the classic social mediacal impression that girls that are blonde and skinny are better. I have bad self esteem, and this is something that has affected that.

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      • 8 months ago

      Have daughters, grand daughters who need this!

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    • Jess Palmer CARDIFF, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 8 months ago

      Because I am a larger lady with a daughter and I want her to know that as long as you are healthy, and within a healthy BMI, you are ok.

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    • Alexis Porzadek SILSBEE, TX
      • 8 months ago

      I recently did an article over Barbie dolls affect on young girls for my school newspaper. In my call to action I included a link to find this petition so any interested fellow students have the option to get involved.

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