We've all heard someone complain about the stereotypes and sexism associated with Barbies, but now Democrat Jeff Eldridge wants to have the dolls banned in West Virginia. He claims the dolls encourage girls to focus too much importance on looks, rather than brains.
The announcement came right as Mattel is prepping up to celebrate Barbie's 50th birthday on March 9th.
What are your thoughts, classic American icon or symbol of of an outdated 50's mentality?
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