Twittering Tales — Bad Role Models

02D1724F-DFAC-4DC8-ABF3-64E161477E64“Oh, baby, what happened to your Barbies?” Jenn’s mother asked when she saw all of her daughter’s dolls broken apart.

“I hate them!” Jenn yelled in anger.

“But I thought you loved your Barbies.”

“Look at them, Ma,” Jenn said. “They’re beautiful, but I don’t look anything like them.”

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Written for Kat Myrman’s Twittering Tales prompt. Photo credit: Skitterphotos at

11 thoughts on “Twittering Tales — Bad Role Models

    • Fandango September 18, 2018 / 7:30 am

      Good story. I do think that Barbie dolls give young girls a unrealistic image to strive for and can be the basis for a lot of body angst as they get older.


  1. pensitivity101 September 18, 2018 / 5:11 am

    They had a human ‘Ken’ in the Big Brother House this series. Not that I’ve ever watched it and am grateful we have no TV for this tosh. I believe he was evicted (or left) on day 1.

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      • Sight11 September 18, 2018 / 2:45 pm

        Because they have made a whole ecosystem around the doll, the clothing the types not to mention they play on the nostalgic factor..

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  2. Kat Myrman September 18, 2018 / 10:26 am

    There have been many spin-offs of the original disproportionate model, with more realistic measurements. I imagine this may be the reason why American Doll’s have become so popular. They are more relatable to young girls.

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