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‘Barbie’ movie empowers young women

Amara Allen
The “Barbie” movie portrays an ideal society where all women are treated and accepted equally.

Barbie-everybody has heard the name.

So many young girls have played with Barbie dolls. Her real name, Barbara Millicent Roberts, was created by Ruth Handler in 1959. Since then the Barbie doll has conquered the hearts of billions of children.

Recently the much awaited “Barbie movie” was released. The film was much anticipated.

The movie ran in theaters for months, and got a 7.1 rating on IMDb. Sure, the “Barbie” movie was pretty famous, but some people never realized the impact and meaning the movie had on young girls.

One reason why the “Barbie” movie is loved by most girls is because of the representation. This representation makes young girls feel included, and in the mind of a young girl, this is amazing.

In Barbie Land, there is lots of pink and lots of amazing different characters with different skin colors, cultures, jobs and more.

Though the “Barbie” movie held representation, it also empowers women in many other ways.

In another scene the Barbies and Kens wave at each other saying “Hey Barbie” and everyone in the scene seems happy and jolly. These particular scenes show that in the Barbie world women are always happy, friendly to others and just perfect overall. The credit can go to women because they have controlled Barbie Land for a very long time and with them being in power, they have eliminated all the negative feelings women feel at each other or at themselves.

Obviously, in the real world this is not always the case so this scene in the movie has an impact on women. It reveals that they are capable of being in charge of important things, and also that by being in charge they can change their views on other women if what they feel towards them is negative. Also women can all change their perspectives and be happy and friendly to other women and men.

Another reason why the “Barbie” movie empowers young women is that it shows that women can be anything they want if they set their minds to it. This is a very important message in the movie, because sometimes women need reassurance that they can be anything.

“Because Barbie can be anything, women can be anything. Girls can grow into women, who can achieve everything and anything they set their mind to. Thanks to Barbie, all problems of feminism and equal rights have been solved, at least that’s what the Barbies think,” the narrator said.

These lines are very important because it reveals that women can be anything they want and nothing can, and should stop them. The Barbies assume that women in the real world can also become what they set their minds to, because that’s how it is in Barbie Land.

Finally the “Barbie” movie empowers women because it reveals that women have been hiding their feelings and problems for a long time. This is something every woman in society experiences. They are afraid to vent and because of that, they keep their feelings to themselves.

“Never fall down, never fail, never show fear, never get out of line. It’s too hard, it’s too contradictory, and nobody gives you a medal or says thank you. And it turns out, in fact, that not only are you doing everything wrong, but also everything is your fault,” Gloria, a character in the movie, said.

In society women are always blamed for things that often they have no control over. Before Ken Land became a thing, the Barbies lived in a world where this was never an issue.

These lines are important because it shows the pent-up frustration this woman faced in her lifetime, while living in a society that was not really perfect. It also shows that women are hardworking people because they keep things inside them, due to them not wanting to be seen as weaklings.

The lines make young women realize that it’s okay to feel frustrated with the expectations that society sets for them because they are not something everyone can achieve in their lifetime. Also once again, it inspires them to change these issues, so that women don’t have to live in a world where they are not respected.

What seems like a movie that releases the inner side of many young girls also has a huge powerful message. It also has a very important part in empowering young women:  it shows that women are capable of being in charge and it shows that young women can be anything in the world, if they truly want it and work hard for it.

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    saydi !!Nov 16, 2023 at 5:33 pm

    This was an amazing and inspiring read! Very good job Azel!

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      Azel BrijeshNov 17, 2023 at 4:50 pm

      Thank you Saydi !! 🙂