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Barbie Doll by Marge Piercy. 49314012 劉彥宜. Marge Piercy. Detroit B.A. from the University of of Michigan and M.A. from the Northwestern University Teacher Feminist and political Love of nature & Jewish heritage. Barbie Doll. This girlhood was born as usual

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barbie doll by marge piercy

Barbie Doll by Marge Piercy

49314012 劉彥宜

marge piercy
Marge Piercy
  • Detroit
  • B.A. from the University of of Michigan and M.A. from the Northwestern University
  • Teacher
  • Feminist and political
  • Love of nature & Jewish heritage
barbie doll
Barbie Doll

This girlhood was born as usual

and presented dolls that did pee-pee


and miniature GE stoves and irons


and wee lipsticks the color of cherry candy.


Then in the magic of puberty, a classmate said:


You have a great big nose and fat legs.


She was healthy, tested intelligent,


possessed strong arms and back,


abundant sexual drive and manual dexterity.


She went to and fro apologizing.


Everyone saw a fat nose on thick legs.


She was advised to play coy,


exhorted to come on hearty,勸導要親切、

exercise, diet, smile and wheedle.


Her good nature wore out她良好的本性顯露了

like a fan belt.就像扇子般開展。

So she cut off her nose and her legs


and offered them up.並以最好的方式呈現。

In the casket displayed on satin she lay


with the undertaker’s cosmetics painted on,


a turned-up putty nose,一個墊高的鼻子,

dressed in a pink and white nightie.


Doesn’t she look pretty? everyone said.

她看起來不漂亮嗎? 每個人都說,

Consummation at last.最後真是太完美了。

To everywoman a happy ending.


  • She was born a common girl. The General Electric Company nourishes her. She has lovely plum color lips. Owing to the age of puberty, she has big nose and fat legs. She is healthy, smart and strong. For these reason, people laugh at her.
They want her to play coy, be earnest, doing exercise, on a diet, smiling and smooth-tongued. Then, she has an anaplastic operation. Hence, she becomes a beauty. She lies in exquisite box. She has an elegant nose, she put on make up and she wears pink and white dress. Everyone says she’s beautiful. And this is a perfect ending to everywoman.
  • When talk about “Barbie Dolls”, what comes to your mind directly? Beautiful? Lovely? Colorful? They are toy that brings happiness to girls all over the world. In this poem, although it describes normal features, something got weird. Barbie Dolls are described neat but ignorant in the poem. She’s compliant, doing what the others tell her. And her physical condition was been made of. It looks like that Barbie Dolls are only superficial. Where’s the “real” Barbie?
In fact, Barbie has aroused many discussions and debates. The first Barbie Doll was made in 1959 by Mattel Company. No matter girls or boys, young or old, almost everyone loves Barbie (at sometime). Nowadays, topics that are related Barbie are many. Such as reification, bodybuilding, love view, feminism and etc. Barbie are not just dolls, “she” has more power than we normally think.
  • M. G. Lord著,閻蕙羣 譯 (2005) Forever Barbie 解讀芭比娃娃──芭比對女性自我形塑的影響。台北:智庫。