Unrealistic beauty standards
Barbie conveys beauty standards and conducts young girls into believing that being a woman is not only but still about the looks. Painting unrealistic image into young girls mind, not every girl has long legs, is extremely thin and wears high heels. although Barbie dolls comes in different shades and size nowadays.
The doll is made for girls to project themselves into the woman they will become and it doesn’t give an other options than being like a model whereas this is not the reality of most women. I believe as a woman you shouldn’t have to be good looking, just like men don’t have to. If Barbie can have any career she wants and that’s great she stays nonetheless an unrealistic and superficial model-looking woman which, again, is not what most women are.
What is Feminism?
Feminism is simply the quest for the equality of the sexes, yet it provokes strong reactions.
Feminism is a social movement and ideology that fights for the political, economic and social rights for women. Feminists believe that men and women are equal, and women deserve the same rights as men in society. The feminist movement has fought for many different causes, such as the right for women to vote, the right to work and the right to live free from violence.
But men and women are already equal, right? Although women have gained a lot in the past century, there is still inequality in many areas.
Throughout history, women have been battling against patriarchy and a predominately misogynistic society. Women have banded together to fight for their right to vote, combat discrimination, disband rape culture and portrayal in the media, and reprimand crimes against the female gender.
Feminists have won some great victories, but the battle for gender equality has evolved into a powerful movement with ambitious feminists leading the charge.
The most recent #MeToo campaign has been shedding light on discrimination and exposing the predation of women in the entertainment industry.
You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou