reply to post by jacygirl
What I have against Barbie, is the same thing I had against action man, and the same thing I have against all the consumerist role model BS in our
modern society. Barbie, in particular, is not a role model, she is a social engineering tool. As a man, one of the things that frustrates me about
living in these times, is that there are certain expectations placed upon females, which have a negative affect on not only the females themselves
(which is a damned shame, and needs fixing as quickly as possible) but also on their ability to form proper attachments with males.
Make up. It is every human beings right to look as they would wish to look, but make up on a woman is like gang tags on a Van Gough. It might be an
interesting statement, but at the end of the day, it is not going to improve upon the surface beneath. It will just make it harder for a persons inner
gorgeous to come shining out. Similarly, a woman with a good heart, and a warm caring smile, is several hundred billion times more attractive to me,
than the airbrushed lackwits I see outside dance clubs late at night.
But because society has expected certain things, because of the cultural influences on gender roles, that Barbie, and other factors with similar
foci, have constructed and reinforced over the years, that make up shotgun look is basically standard at the moment! There are similar cultural
influences which act on a man also. We are supposed to be into sports, and punching other people in the face repeatedly... for fun... according to the
cultural norms established for us. Therefore, any fellow who is not a knuckle dragging, boron coated bastard, is likely to fall by the wayside.
I find these things, and all the causes which affected them, really , really annoying.
Barbie however, is a construct whose sole purpose is to instruct at a very subtle level, that females ought to aspire to living her plastic dream. The
hell I say! No notion could be more horrific to me!