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Unformatted text preview: ety revealing that women should identify with an image of being in a dress. This image also tells men if they were to wear a dress society would identify them as women and that is wrong. Toys like Barbie and Ken also teach children what race is pretty and what the norm for each gender is. Caucasian children are given the pale, blond hair, blue eyed bombshell Barbies and the matching mans man Ken dolls. Children of other races receive Barbies that only devi-ate from this stereotype model in skin and eye color; there are no facial or bodily adjustments. Each doll teaches children that these few simple traits are what is beautiful and define the norm for each gender. These societal norms tell everyone that to be happy you should always be trying to look and be more like white Barbie and Ken, they will make people like one another, and they will make everyone successful....
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2011 for the course WMS 50 taught by Professor Gopinath during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.
- Spring '08