Disney is a huge influence on the way children act, and lately, they’ve been trying to make “strong, independent females who don’t need no man.”
But guys. The barbie movies have actually been doing that for a while now.
Yes, the dolls are a bad portrayal of the female human anatomy and “make girls think they have to be skinny,” but guys, have any of you actually watched a Barbie movie?
Because you can go on and on about how Barbie is a bad role model, and how her body is unrealistic, and that she’s causing weight and size insecurities among girls across the world, but if you watched a movie, like the other thousands of girls that own a barbie doll, you’d be able to see that she is actually influencing girls and making them into a “strong, independent female who don’t need no man.”
She doesn’t focus on finding love, no, that’s always a subplot, and more often than not, Barbie isn’t even the one who’s in the romantic relationship. The movies are about friendships and doing what’s right and finding ways to be a kickass woman who doesn’t need a man to help her mission, who can rely on herself, who doesn’t wait around for the guy to swoop in and change her life.
Barbie is actually a very good role model. Unless, of course, you want to get hung up on the superficial details, like her appearance.