Adults are the only ones who look at a Barbie doll and self project physical failure. Kids see a cartoon character. My sister would play with Barbie, Jem, and a Cabbage Patch Kid all inside Sheera’s castle because kids don’t see the difference. They see shiny clothes and accessories. In fact, very few toys - for boys or girls - depict reality. They depict cartoonish fantasy. And it makes sense. Little girls don’t want to play with a doll who looks like their babysitter or older sister. They don’t like Barbie because she’s an unfair depiction of reality. Girls don’t strive to be their dolls anymore than I thought I’d one day be flying a robotic lion. Kids have wild imaginations and they like Barbie BECAUSE SHE IS unrealistic.