So I just wanted to share my fb "debate " with this girl. She made a status that said :
::: Y iS EVERY1 HAtiNG ON BARBiE??? LASt tiME i CHECKED SHE HAD HER OWN HOUSE, HER OWN CAR & A CAREER. SHE'S iNDEPENDENt. & SiNCE WHEN DiD BEiNG PLAStiC BECOME A BAD tHiNG??? PLAStiC iS COLD & HARD. U NEED tHOSE QUALitiES N tHiS WORLD. HMMM...MAYBE UR HAtiNG BECUZ U'LL NEVER B COMPARED 2 A BARBiEDOLL. [*DOLL DOMiNAtiON*]
And yes...I felt the need to comment and answer her question. i felt compelled to share my opinion. I am copying and pasting the debate below. And to keep her identity concealed I've changed her name to Simple Barbie Bitch! :) Enjoy!
...Because being a doll is superficial. Being compared to one is not a compliment. Barbies are just toys...toys that can be used and tossed away when the person matures. Plastic is easy to destroy as well!
[She deleted a post here it said : I have to disagree. Barbie is a good role model.]
RoByn VaLentine: Maybe for a child. For a grown woman..No, she is not. Barbie has no struggles...no failure to learn from. Just things that are given to her. That isnt the way things work..and mature women should look up to women who have worked harder to achieve a name ...besides aspiring to be like a plastic doll!
Simple Barbie Bitch: & tHAt GiVES U tHE RitE 2 HAtE ON HER??? i tHiNK NOt. & PLAStiC iS GREAt...itS DURABLE & VERSAtiLE. itS StRONGER tHAN GLASS. itS WHAtEVER U NEED it 2 B.
Simple Barbie Bitch: JUSt BECUZ U iDENtiFY WitH BARBiE DOESNt MEAN U LiVE iN A FANtASY WORLD. i HAVE MY StRUGGLES BUt i'M StiLL iNDEPENDENt, PREttY & PLAStiC. NO MAttER WHAt U CANt tAKE tHAt FROM ME. WHEN i tHiNK OF BARBiE i DONt SAY 'O i WANt tHE EASY WAY OUt. i WANNA B LiKE A CHiLDS tOY.' i REMEMBER EVERYtHiNG SHE StOOD 4 WHEN i WAS YOUNGER. WOMEN CAN B ANYtHiNG tHEY SEt tHEiR MiND 2.
RoByn VaLentine: lol. I dont understand how people can "hate" on a plastic childs toy. People express their dislike for the way tht women aspire to be like a toy...not necessarily "hating on" barbie.! She has her own house,car, career...because it was handed to her, she was made like that. It's all unrealistic. I just dont get why grown women want to be like a child's toy. A toy that the child speaks for, dresses, moves,...and grows out of. I just dont get the fascination.
Simple Barbie Bitch: WHEN PPL SAY 'UGH BARBiE tHiS, BARBiE tHAt' tHEYRE HAtiNG. WHEN REALLY tHEY SHOULD B EXPRESSiNG DiSLiKE4 tHE GiRLS WHO CALL tHEMSELVES DOLLS BUt HAVE NONE OF tHE CHARACtERiStiCS (PHYSiCAL R OtHERWHiSE)....MAYBE iF MORE PPL HAD ROLE MODELS LiKE BARBiE tHEY WOULD B N COLLEGE R WORKiNG tOWARD A CAREER iNStEAD OF DOiNG NOtHiNG WitH tHEiR LiVES. i DONt EVEN WANNA KNOW WHO tHEiR ROLE MODELS R. i JUSt DONt UNDERStAND HOW U CAN B UPSEt tHAt ANY1 ASPiRES 2 B LiKE HER.
RoByn VaLentine:lol. Because she is not real. Wanting to be a barbie is really a superficial shallow thing. Because if a WOMAN has a career, a job, a home all on her own and is not Barbies size,complextion, have perfect hair...what does that make her? Just another sucessful woman that young women should look up to. A woman who has actually worked for hers..a REAL woman. && In all reality no one looks like Barbie but Barbie. Barbies dont come in ALL colors, or all sizes. Barbies porportions are impossible to gain...Barbie doesn't talk, she lives in a box...she can be purchased for about $20 dollars! But grown women want to be like her?Smh. Women dont go to college saying " I want to be a Barbie...let me go to college and get an education." They have better REAL role models in their life. Ones that actually can tell a story and exude sucess.!
RoByn VaLentine: & being "Pretty and Plastic" can ALWaYS FADE! ALWAYS be easily taken away. Although I dont know why anyone would want to be plastic either..is it not good enough to be made of flesh? Not good enough to find real women to look up to?
Simple Barbie Bitch: BARBiES NOt A REAL PERSON...AND??? itS WHAt SHE StANDS 4. iF SOME1 CANt C tHE MEtAPHOR N tHAt R N BEiNG PLAStiC tHEN i'M NOt EVEN GONNA GO tHERE. itS tHE DEEPER MEANiNG. BUt HEY! SOME PPL ONLY BELiEVE N & LEARN FROM WHAtS CONCREtE, WHiLE OtHERS CAN APPRECiAtE tHE ABStRACt. it iS WHAt it iS.
RoByn VaLentine: Lol. I understand the "metaphor"..It's just soooooo many flaws in it! But like you said "it is what it is"! Keep believing, "Barbie"! :)
Simple Barbie Bitch: ALWAYS. :-)