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In order to understand the impact of Barbie, we interview five female professors at the University of Mary Washington. These women are experts in the fields of gender issues, body objectification, and women studies. They, also, have personal experience with Barbie both growing up and as mothers (or potential mothers). The experts share their insight on the Barbie situation below:

The experts seem to agree that it is impossible to tell if Barbie is a cause of girl’s body and pyschological issues or if Barbie is a reflection of societal norms. They all agree that their children could play with Barbie showing that they don’t fear the effect of Barbie on their children…and neither should you!

Bibiliography

Cooper, Cailey (Courtney’s Cousin Describing Barbie). Interview by Courtney Collier. Personal Interview. Fredericksburg, March 29, 2013.

Erchull, Mindy (UMW’s Associate Professor of Psychology). Interview by Katie Lewis. Personal Interview. Fredericksburg, March 26, 2013.

“Hillary Duff Barbie Commerical.” [n.d.]. Audio Clip. Accessed March 29, 2013. YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J1m0pxYTfY

Liss, Miriam (UMW’s Associate Professor of Psychology). Interview by Katie Lewis. Personal Interview. Fredericksburg, March 27, 2013.

Nylind, Linda. “Pink Doesn’t Stink.” Photograph. 2013. Theguardian.co.uk. http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2008/apr/18/pinkdoesntstink  (accessed March 29, 2013).

“Magic and Fantasy.” February 17, 2013. Audio Clip. Accessed March 29, 2013. FreeSound. http://www.freesound.org/people/Robinhood76/sounds/178318/

Martin, Leslie (UMW’s Associate Professor of Sociology). Interview by Kasey Moore. Personal Interview. Fredericksburg, March 19, 2013.

Poska, Allyson (Director of UMW’s Women and Genders Studies). Interview by Courtney Collier. Personal Interview. Fredericksburg, March 19, 2013.

Schleef, Debra (UMW’s Department Chair of Sociology). Interview by Kasey Moore. Personal Interview. Fredericksburg, March 21, 2013.

 

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