As an Artist and designer, I have learnt over the years that It’s our responsibility towards the world that what we are giving to them. Is our work creating any impression on common people? Are we trying to create a history through our designs or What we leaving for next generation or generation who is already in the processes to build up their memories.
If every design has a language than It talk to its user, especially toys. Most of the children get attached to their toys no matter its their cuddly bear or a doll . I read somewhere that this attachment become more strong in the age of 2 . Toy industry is a totally consumer industry, Not sure how much thought or proses of design in dolls industry. Many of us have a memory of our one toy.A child age is a process creating action and memories. what you do in front of him and what you gave to him/her.
But this woman in her very innocent act created a very genuine issue towards toy industry. Here question she raised that what we giving to our little girls . Why dolls are symbols of sexuality now. Dolls are for little girls, not for grown up woman . If every little boy wants to be a superhero then every little girl idealised Barbie .