Sports Illustrated will be featuring Barbie in their swimsuit addition of the magazine.
Personally, I am horrified at this.
1) It never occurred to me now that my daughter’s toys could be essentially porn dolls for my husband. Thanks for putting that thought in my head SI!
2) Sexualizing a child’s toy is totally creepy. And YES- I know that there are adults who collect Barbie, but I’m thinking that the Barbie collecting adult population is NOT the target audience for the SI swimsuit addition, call me crazy.
3) Don’t people argue all the time that Barbie is just a toy, and that girls shouldn’t feel bad about themselves because of an 11 inch doll? Well put her next to sports illustrated models wearing basically nothing, and you essentially send girls that EXACT message- that barbie’s body is sexy, these girls’ bodies are sexy, and if you have a couple extra pounds on your body or a scar or a mole or something- well, you’re not sexy.
4) Now, when I go to the store for the next month and a half, I get to listen to my 5 year old girl whine at me and beg to get the “Barbie magazine.” Once again, thank you SI!
What does everyone else think?
I have been cheated on by 3 different men, and I have more DDays than anyone ever should. I am here, just trying to pickup the pieces.
At least the current man "only" cyber-cheated.
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