By Barbara Falconer Newhall
Ban Barbie? Seriously?
Yes, says Jeff Eldridge, a second-term Democratic delegate to the West Virginia legislature. Eldridge asserts that the Barbie doll encourages little girls to develop their physical beauty over their intellectual and emotional development, so he’s introduced a bill banning the sale of Barbie dolls in the state of West Virginia.
“I just hate the image that we give to our kids that if you’re beautiful, you’re beautiful and you don’t have to be smart,” Eldridge told West Virginia media on Tuesday.
For details, check out the Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette report.
What do you think? Does the buxom, skinny-hipped Barbie have the right to a spot on the shelves of America’s toy stores?