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:My argument for my paper is that the direction…
All of these posts of yours are legit so interesting like I’m so into this. I’ve never really thought about how important these dolls are.
Thanks! Like the company hasn’t been absolutely perfect-a problem is that they did recently discontinued two of their dolls-both being WOC (just looked on their website) so the diversity range isn’t perfect (they have three girls of color compared to six white girls) but that happened this past May so hopefully the next girls they introduce to the line will be of color? But I’m pretty sure all their Girl of the Year Dolls have been white so yeah they need to step it up
I think my argument is that a lot people are criticizing the company for archiving dolls that had been around since the beginning-aka they’re trying to hold on to the nostalgia, when they should be advocating for the company to expand its diversity in their representation of history
but also the self-help books are really important and they’ve expanded on them. Like I remember there really just being the one about your body that you got right before going through puberty but now they have ones for self-esteem, how to handle the internet, how to stand up for yourselves and others WHICH IS REALLY IMPORTANT so that’s an example of how the new direction they’re going in has been positive and like why not help your audience there’s nothing wrong with that