This is not a question about Barbie's affect on society as a whole. It is a question of if you think *my* collection of 25-year-old Barbie dolls is going to negatively impact my two-year-old, who recently found my stash and loves playing* with them.
They are not in the best of shape. Time has been...cruel.
Some of them look okay, if slightly dated. High tops and denim jackets? Oh yeah.
A few, however, have suffered from some mild amputations, which I can assure you only minimally affects their pursuit of happiness.
I'm sure there's a big, ol' gray area here, but just go with your first instinct on this poll.
Will playing with these Barbies at two years of age negatively impact my two-year-old?
*Note that playing consists of taking them out of the box and putting them back into the box. A fun game that can last for hours.