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Objectify

Degrade to the status of a mere object.

Women’s rights activists demonstrated in Berlin last week against the exhibition which shows a giant pink Barbie dollhouse saying that Barbie objectifies women.

Barbie house protest

“We’re protesting because Barbie would not be able to survive with her figure and yet she is an idol for many girls and that’s not healthy,”  said a member  of the “Pink Stinks” protest group. “There’s too much emphasis on becoming more beautiful and on being pretty and that puts an awful lot of pressure on girls as well as wasting capacities which they could use to simply be happy or for school” she added.

Its fans, however, could visit the exhibition promoted by its manufacturer and try on Barbie’s clothes, play in her kitchen and play her pink piano.

 

there’s more than one way to be a girl from PinkstinksUK on Vimeo.

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This entry was posted on 20/05/2013 by in Miscellaneous.
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