This study proves the fact that Barbie has some kind of hold over kids.
Since girls play with these dolls they are the most influenced by her since they are so young.
I was removed from the shelves where the perfect me …remained without a single tear…
I worked all day and night to get rid of my excess cellulite until I looked… Stacey felt overwhelmed by what her grandmother had invented.
Her book The Body Burden, Living In the Shadow of Barbie reveals her personal story of a lifetime battle with body image.
She openly discloses her own feelings about the Barbie doll, her grandmother’s seemingly innocent “perfect” creation.Cindy Jackson currently holds first place in the Guinness Book of World Records for undergoing the most consecutive cosmetic surgeries.While growing up, Cindy considered herself plain and unattractive next to her beautiful sister, so she decided that she had to do something.Disclaimer: This work has been submitted by a student.This is not an example of the work produced by our Essay Writing Service.Cindy Jackson is an example of how far people are willing to go to look perfect in this society.Beauty is distorted by the media and by the toy industry. Putting the Barbie doll into the hands of children teaches them that they need to look like her: perfect.At age twenty-one Cindy packed up and moved to London, England, where she wanted to start a new, prettier life.It took over thirty-one surgeries, fourteen years, and five hundred thousand dollars to become the “human Barbie.” Now she has her own website, book, and multi-million dollar friends, at the expense of her body.If we show our children these images and tell them to play with them, they will show some sort of idolizing to the dolls.Handler’s granddaughter Stacey has written a book about her complications with living in the shadows of the Barbie doll.