Post # 1
And it was Barbie!!
My Fiance and I were in Target, and of course we had to walk down the Barbie aisle, and I happened to notice a bride Barbie, and check out her ring!
I mean, I know she’s just a doll, but what kind of message is this sending to little girls? My Fiance was like “Now girls are gonna grow up and think if their ring isn’t that big it doesn’t count.” I’m sure I had a bride Barbie when I was little (I had like a zillion and a half Barbies) but I don’t remember anything about her ring, but I’m sure some little girls will pay attention and it will stay with them.
What do you guys think about Huge Engagement Ring Barbie??
Post # 3
her rings always looked like that. I had barbies in the 80’s and her diamond was bigger than her finger– so were her earrings. I think that because they are plastic and removable, they can’t make them much smaller.
but don’t get me started on that dress. she’s got a pretty bad taste in wedding dresses!
Post # 4
@janie-janie: Oh yes! I didn’t even pay attention to the dress until I got home and looked at the picture because I was staring at the ring. It is pretty horrible. Haha.
Post # 5
Barbie has always had big over the top accessories! I think it’s just for fun.
Post # 6
It probably looks that big, because her body is so oddly proportioned! Haha.
Post # 7
I’m gonna 2nd the “it’s plastic so in order to make it it can’t be super tiny.” Honestly, I think it’s harmless. Unless you’re playing with and taking lessons from barbie through your teens and having that image reinforced from other sources I’m sure little girls will grow up to be just fine. 🙂
Post # 8
I actually remember a few of my Barbies having some ginormous bling. Funny that I still remember that.
Post # 9
Barbie always has and always will enforce a sexist view of women (granted sometimes they do some things to add some LESS sexist “stories” to Barbie). Just my opinion
Post # 10
@CarolinaCola: I agree with you! maybe barbie’s ring on it’s own isn’t so bad, but no doubt our culture is obsessed with size and having huge rings. Not EVERYONE feels that way, I know, but alot of people do.
The real life version! ha!
Post # 11
Her enormous out of proportion ring goes with her enormous out of proportion tatas, itty bitty waist and feet.
Post # 12
@CarolinaCola: That one’s been around for awhile .. One of my nieces had it, and when you pinch the ring it flashed. Yeah she’s 17 now and thinks it depends on how much money you both make … that it’s a ring not proof of his love. She’s looking forward to the ROCK she gets to rock on her 25th anniversary cause that one’s the important one. (yeah she r ules)
Post # 13
Is that “broken-wristed bridal Barbie”? Since when did they make her wrist adjustable and weird looking like that!?
I remember those rings, there’s a hole in between 2 of her fingers and you jam this ring-on-a-spike in between. That girl has everything! 😛
Post # 14
@Juliepants: Haha yes, I remembered that about Barbie’s rings. I was telling my Fiance about the little earring-like rings on the way home from Target.
Post # 16
Next time I’m in Target I will definitely check it out. lol.