Those Bratz dolls and their weird stereotyped 'beauty' - makeover time!

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Bratz dolls. Loved them as a kid? Or not bothered?

Some people say they give a very stereotyped view of what is beautiful to young girls. Here is a brilliant reworking of the concept. Please, please watch the video to the end, it made me cry. :cry2: In a happy way.

So many different ways for girls to see themselves and how they can be. The beauty industry sells a false version of reality, where the only attention we can seek is sexual attention.



http://treechangedolls.tumblr.com/
http://www.refinery29.com/2015/01/81...olls-makeunder
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If I had a daughter I would not be happy with her playing with the before dolls. They look hideous. So much makeup and huge BJ lips. Definitely not a good role model for little girls.
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(Original post by Sabertooth)
If I had a daughter I would not be happy with her playing with the before dolls. They look hideous. So much makeup and huge BJ lips. Definitely not a good role model for little girls.
Agreed.
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If I had a daughter I would not be happy with her playing with the before dolls. They look hideous. So much makeup and huge BJ lips. Definitely not a good role model for little girls.
TBH, I think Bratz are disgustingly sexualised, it's almost like the corporation that makes them is working to some sort of agenda to force premature ageing onto young children. The only reason I can think of why that would be desirable to the multinationals is that it then leaves them exposed and vulnerable to the tidal wave of beauty and sexualising products.
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I have recently covered this topic in an essay. Stereotypical body shapes are starting to become more of a raised issue as not everyone has a waist like a Barbie doll and infact no one can as it is humanly impossible. I had looked up statistics on this and it showed that 2 out of 8 girls aged 10 and under said that they thought they were 'fat' and wanted to go on a diet. This is shaping our generation to accept a 'beautiful' body shape which is, not just humanly impossible, but also a risk to children's health if they feel like they have to go on a diet to look try and fit into the category of 'beautiful'. In my opinion this is an issue that should be tackled as more and more children are feeling insecure about themselves.


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(Original post by leah.stewartt)
I have recently covered this topic in an essay. Stereotypical body shapes are starting to become more of a raised issue as not everyone has a waist like a Barbie doll and infact no one can as it is humanly impossible. I had looked up statistics on this and it showed that 2 out of 8 girls aged 10 and under said that they thought they were 'fat' and wanted to go on a diet. This is shaping our generation to accept a 'beautiful' body shape which is, not just humanly impossible, but also a risk to children's health if they feel like they have to go on a diet to look try and fit into the category of 'beautiful'. In my opinion this is an issue that should be tackled as more and more children are feeling insecure about themselves.


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Your essay sounds great.

What I love about the dolls in the video is the way it almost seems that there's a 'real girl', who is lovely, underneath all the makeup and fake beauty and that girl wants to have adventures, fun and love but on her terms.
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