The first reason I think toys such as dolls should stop drawing a bad image on girls is because they make girls have a low self-esteem and makes them feel like they have to be someone they aren’t. One reason I think that is that is girls want to look like there dolls and when they can’t they feel bad. For example once someone I know cried because she didn’t look like her dolls. That is horrible girls shouldn’t feel they have to look like there dolls!! Dolls also make girls see all the bad things about themselves. Psychotherapist Maribeth Blunt sees dolls not helping, but rather attacking a person’s imperfections using unrealistic viewpoints. Blunt feels that dolls urge kids to change who you are to be accepted, and being who you are isn’t good in off.
The second reason I think toys such as dolls should stop drawing a bad image on girls is because the dolls put stereotypes on girls that aren’t true. One of the stereotypes is that boys are stronger than girls. I think dolls influences this because the dolls make girls look weak by making them have skinny arms. Boy dolls always look buffer. I think that’s just not right! Dolls also make boys and girls have different professions and characters. Like how girl dolls are always princesses and fairies; and boy dolls are always firemen and police. Why can’t girls be fire woman or police woman? I’m sure there are girls that would want to be police and fire woman. Why aren’t there dolls for those girls?
The third reason I think toys such as dolls should stop drawing bad images on girls is because dolls make girls think it’s OK to put on makeup and put on clothes that is inappropriate or too mature for them. One reason is that girls look at their dolls and think if they have this I can have it too. Some dolls are inappropriate and girls want to dress like that. Then when their parents don’t let them where the clothes they get mad. I feel bad for the parents because they are doing the right thing; and their children get mad at them for that. Another reason is that dolls makes girls want to put on makeup that makes them look bad. Someone I know puts on makeup and it makes her look unappealing to people that don’t know her. I don’t think it’s OK for doll manufactures to think that girls won’t look up to their dolls and try to look like them and even the inappropriate parts.
Now that you read my essay I hope you understand that toys such as dolls should stop drawing a bad image on girls. The reasons I think toy such as dolls make a bad image on girls is that they make girls have a low self-esteem, they make hurtful stereotypes, and they make girls put on inappropriate clothes. That is why I think toys such as dolls should stop drawing a bad image on girls.