I can’t say I have much insight on this one (yet). My daughter is only two but I suppose I should start talking with my wife about this now. As I read this article I couldn’t help but think of the “chicken and egg” question – which came first? Is Barbie a reflection of popular culture or is she a creator of popular culture? Whatever your answer may be, I suppose the real issue is what does she have to say about life to little girls (& boys & their parents)? Right off the top I would point out that western cultures place very little (zero perhaps) emphasis on the moral value of modesty. I don’t blame Barbie for this but I’m not sure she does much to persuade little girls (or their parents) otherwise.
1. Would you let your daughter play with Barbie?
2. Is this article (or my thoughts) over blown?
3. On average would say that christian girls are more or less modest than secular ones or is little difference?
4. Typically modesty talk is focused on girls dress but can a guy be immodest? How?