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Barbie Doll This girlchild was born as usual and presented dolls that did pee-pee and miniature GE stoves and irons and wee lipsticks the color of cherry candy.
Then in the magic of puberty, a classmate said: You have a great big nose and fat legs. She was healthy, tested intelligent, possessed strong arms and back, abundant sexual drive and manual dexterity. She went to and fro apologizing.
Everyone saw a fat nose on thick legs. She was advised to play coy, exhorted to come on hearty, exercise, diet, smile and wheedle. Her good nature wore out like a fan belt. So she cut off her nose and her legs and offered them up.
To every woman a happy ending. Reading of "Barbie Doll" Commentary Do social norms of body image play ill with the psyches of young woman, who would prefer death to living with a less than perfect body? Born Naturally This girlchild was born as usual and presented dolls that did pee-pee and miniature GE stoves and irons and wee lipsticks the color of cherry candy.
In the first versagraph, the speaker announces that this young woman was born naturally; then she played with the usual dolls that were being offered for her generation.
She also played with toy household appliances. By the time she reached puberty, however, she was confronted with the accusing words of fellow student, who told her she had a "big nose and fat legs. Smart and in Good Health She was healthy, tested intelligent, possessed strong arms and back, abundant sexual drive and manual dexterity.
Next, the speaker claims that the girl enjoyed good health, and she was smart. She was even strong; she "possessed strong arms and back. But she had become obsessed with her big nose and legs, so she "went to and fro apologizing" for her unlovely qualities.
Confusing Messages She was advised to play coy, exhorted to come on hearty, exercise, diet, smile and wheedle. Apparently, someone encouraged the girl "play coy" and to "come on hearty"—two mutually exclusive acts, which must have confused the girl.
She was also encouraged to watch what she ate and to get exercise to reduce the size of her fat legs, no doubt. But she was also encouraged to "smile and wheedle.Marge Piercy has written 17 novels including The New York Times Bestseller Gone To Soldiers; the National Bestsellers Braided Lives and The Longings of Women; the classics Woman on the Edge of Time and He, She and It; and most recently Sex Wars.
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It was published in , during the time of second-wave feminism. It is often noted for its message of how a patriarchal society puts expectations and pressures on women, partly through gender role stereotyping.
Barbie Doll by Marge Piercy. Home / Poetry / Barbie Doll / Analysis / And even if you don't have any deep-rooted issues with Barbie, you'll still likely consider the imagery of a doll and imagine something that's lifeless though seemingly "perfect" in the eyes of mainstream culture.
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