What A Black Barbie Should Look Like

What A Black Barbie Should Look Like

There are 201 comments on the www.womanist-musings.com story from Oct 27, 2009, titled What A Black Barbie Should Look Like. In it, www.womanist-musings.com reports that:

For any little girl, a Barbie Doll is a complicated gift because it is so completely unrepresentative of female bodies. Barbie is one of the mothers of negative body images. This is compounded when the child in question is Black. When a Black girl is given a Black doll with Eurocentric features and straight hair, what does it teach her but that she is not beautiful. Because beauty is one of the few sites of female power this can be extremely damaging.

Loanne Hizo Ostlie of Tabloach Productions has been retooling these dolls and selling them on Ebay. This dolls represent the various hair textures that Black women have. They also feature more Afrocentric styles. A child given this doll to play with, will not only learn to see herself as beautiful but understand that she has the right to claim the label of woman.

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dkanela

Apo, AE

#1 Oct 27, 2009
It is about time!!!!
Michele

Temple, TX

#3 Oct 27, 2009
KRAMER wrote:
http://www.hotghettomess.com/w p-content/uploads/asew.jpg
I know that you may still posses the power to hurt someone's feelings but you do not hurt mine. I am going to start playing a game with you (troll?). I am going to start rating your insults by how creative and funny they are.
I have to admit that I have read some of your earliers post and thought they were preety funny. I don't know if this game will catch on but keep it comming. You definity make my day. Laughter is the best medicine.
BTW, I give you a 7/10 for that one. It was creative and funny. I do not know why that pic is out there for all to see. You could of earned more points if you showed more work.

“Pair of Socks”

Since: Dec 06

.Beats an Ace High

#4 Oct 27, 2009








a cabbage Patch Doll,....



Michele

Temple, TX

#5 Oct 27, 2009
**read some of your earlier postS and thought they were PRETTY funny.**
**keep it coming. You Definitely make my day.**
fedupwiththemess

United States

#7 Oct 27, 2009
Black Barbie should look like beautiful black women. PERIOD.
Michele

Temple, TX

#8 Oct 27, 2009
KRAMER wrote:
racism is fun
I not sure about the fun part but I can confirm how FUNNY stupid is. ;)
Michele

Temple, TX

#9 Oct 27, 2009
KRAMER wrote:
racism is fun
Racism is stupid no matter who practices it. But YOU make it funny.
fedupwiththemess

United States

#10 Oct 27, 2009
Show Me wrote:
a cabbage Patch Doll,....
Which looks just like your mammy.
fedupwiththemess

United States

#11 Oct 27, 2009
KRAMER wrote:
racism is fun
The guys on cell block one say so is your mammy....
Michele

Temple, TX

#12 Oct 27, 2009
Show Me wrote:
a cabbage Patch Doll,....
Umm...1/10. I don't get it, cabbage dolls came in all ethnicites. Try again.
Mr Giblets

UK

#13 Oct 27, 2009
Show Me wrote:
a cabbage Patch Doll,....
no, a melon patch doll.
gibs me dat

UK

#14 Oct 27, 2009
fedupwiththemess wrote:
Black Barbie should look like beautiful black women. PERIOD.
Kramer just showed you one!
Michele

Temple, TX

#15 Oct 27, 2009
Mr Giblets wrote:
<quoted text>no, a melon patch doll.
0/10. You are riding the coat tails. BTW, melons are over played. Give it time (like 6 months) before you use melons again.
gibs me dat

UK

#16 Oct 27, 2009
Michele wrote:
<quoted text>
0/10. You are riding the coat tails. BTW, melons are over played. Give it time (like 6 months) before you use melons again.
if you don't eat them or fried chicken for 6 months.
Billo the clown

Moline, IL

#17 Oct 27, 2009
KRAMER wrote:
http://www.hotghettomess.com/w p-content/uploads/asew.jpg
Thanks I just spewed iced tea all over my screen lmfao
CRACK HEAD BARBIE

Moline, IL

#18 Oct 27, 2009
she shuld luuk toe up from da flo up

Since: Oct 09

Austin, TX

#19 Oct 27, 2009

Since: Aug 09

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#20 Oct 27, 2009
My mom always made a point to buy me black and mixed dolls. We had some white Barbie dolls, but she definitely bought us mostly black/mixed dolls so we could appreciate our own beauty.
OLE WHITE GUY

Moline, IL

#21 Oct 27, 2009
OMG Registered wrote:
My mom always made a point to buy me black and mixed dolls. We had some white Barbie dolls, but she definitely bought us mostly black/mixed dolls so we could appreciate our own beauty.
Looks like your MOM did a good job :)You are very pretty...
Lah

Old Bridge, NJ

#22 Oct 27, 2009
yeaa

-lah

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