I never had a Barbie doll growing up. But I do remember not wanting one. I couldn't understand my friends who wanted one. I loved "baby" dolls. I wanted a real baby, too.
As an adult, I saw or read opinions that Barbie was sending the wrong message: girls must be thin, with long legs, and big breasts. I got the idea, and yet, I bought Barbie dolls for my two girls. I just never thought much about it.
When the Barbie movie came out, I had no desire to see it. But, I did see a Facebook review of it by a woman who saw it with her young daughter She said,