What Happened When I Posted An Image of A Realistically Shaped Barbie
If you grew up in the ‘ 80s like I did, you probably remember spending hours upon hours making Mario jump up and hit the mushroom with his head and then disappear down pipes into another world. You also likely dreamed of a LiteBrite, a Cabbage Patch Kid, and probably a Teddy Ruxpin.
But for many '80s kids, like me, the toy that dominated all other toys was Barbie.
Barbie Dream Store, Barbie Dream House, and Barbie Dream Car were on every wishlist. There was Malibu Beach Barbie, Wedding Day Barbie, Princess Barbie, and of course, Punk Rock Barbie. We wanted them all, and coveted the time at our friends' houses where they had Ken dolls too so we could make them go on dates and get married.
Barbie ruled the world for lots of girls back then, and still does today. And while she allowed kids to use their imaginations and live out their dreams and fantasies through pretend play, which is a pivotal part of childhood, she didn't exactly set the best example for little girls like me-at least not physically.
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