Barbie dolls have been accused of showing little girls a stereotypical image of women, the dolls always representing tall, skinny, pretty women in very “feminine” attitudes and gender-specific, unrealistic ways of life.
Barbie’s new ad follows a different trend: it shows that girls can be anyone they choose to be, whether they want to be a vet, a professor or a sports coach. Way to go Barbie! 😀
S. U. V. = Sport Utility Vehicle
Whereas swimsuits models are usually very slim, this size 14-16 model, Ashley Graham, shows that curvy women can look great in bikinis too. This ad was accepted in the latest issue of Sports Illustrated Magazine. It’s good to see that women can be allowed to show some curves and that all sizes can be beautiful!
An anti-Islam group in San Francisco had put up ads on city buses. Street artists have fought racism by covering them up with their art, using Marvel superhero Muslim girl’s image.
Boys have always had great toys to help them imagine, build, create, play and grow… In many shops, the “little girls” aisle is full of pink glittering toys that just invite girls to dream they are princesses. Girls deserve better!