Quintessential commodification

A reader and I were, yesterday, discussing an extremely disturbing post that came up on his Facebook, in which a mother is requesting help to find a life-sized Barbie box to make a photo booth for her daughter’s birthday. There are so many things that upset him and me about this: the skimpy clothes, the unrealistic proportions of Barbie’s body, teaching girls that they are just pretty little things to be played with, the thought of PACKAGING GIRLS IN A BOX!

But, enough from me. What do you think?

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