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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