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Crushing egos since 1959

Crushing egos since 1959

Democrat LAwmaker in West Virginia wants to ban Barbie Dolls.

A state lawmaker proposed a bill Tuesday to ban sales of the iconic Mattel doll and others like her.

The proposal from Democratic Delegate Jeff Eldridge said such toys influence girls to place too much importance on physical beauty, at the expense of their intellectual and emotional development.

“Basically, I introduced legislation because the Barbie doll, I think, gives emphasis on if you’re beautiful, you don’t have to be smart,” Eldridge said.

That, and Barbie sets an expectation for dental perfection that is unachievable in West Virginia.

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One Response to Image Issues

  1. coffee maker says:

    WV legislators had to realize proposing a Barbie ban would cause a big media stir but, then again, maybe this was strategic…

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