The movie "Barbie Barbie" talks about feminism, self-identity, you who are moved by the emotions of the movie drama, this time let us review the touch it brings us again through golden sentences!

Barbie, co-created by Margot Robbie and Greta Celeste Gerwig, makes clever comments on women and toxic masculinity through Kenny's misunderstanding of what men should look like to his deep observations of women's daily experiences.

Although it has been released for a while, the topic is still unabated, this time let's understand those words about feminism, self-identity, etc., Barbie did not directly say through the five golden sentences!

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Because Barbie can do anything, big or small, so can we.

In order to get back to her original appearance, Barbie went to the real world to find the girl who played with her, but heard the real world's evaluation of Barbie - Barbie changed everything. Then she changed everything.

In Barbie Paradise, the world of female governance is presented, but for girls in the real world, Barbie actually only represents an outdated stereotype, which not only does not empower women, but hurts women, Barbie shows the public a model of perfect women, so that girls follow on the road to beauty, but at the same time make girls work too hard in order to obey the aesthetics given by Barbie.

However, in the eyes of Ruth Handler, the mother of Barbie, a different look is seen.

She believes that diverse Barbie, in fact, represents that women have the right to choose, can choose their own career, posture, and because Barbie is the object of many children's self-image, so through diverse Barbie, Barbie in our era has been redefined, little girls can become anyone they want to be, no longer can only be a single look, the sentence in the movie "because Barbie can do anything big or small, so can we" is therefore possible.

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Being a woman is simply impossible

After Barbie's world was invaded, Gloria gave a passionate talk about what it means to be a woman and how impossible and contradictory standards from appearance to character traits can be.

An excerpt from her sonorous words reads: "You must be rich, but you cannot say that you love money, otherwise it is tacky." You have to love being a mother, but you can't talk about children all day, you have to have your own career, but you also have to take care of other people. Some of men's bad habits are that you are responsible, which is outrageous, but if you accuse, they will think that you are complaining. You have to dress up for men, but not too beautiful, otherwise it will make men think differently, or make other women feel threatened, and if you want to fit into a group of girlfriends, you can't be too good. You can never get old; Never fall in love; Never show off; Never be selfish; Never be depressed; No failure, no timidity; Also, never rebel. It's too difficult, it's too contradictory, and no one will ever reward or thank you."

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Humanity has only one ending, but ideas can endure

At the end of the movie, Barbie and Ruth Handler, the mother of Barbie, enter a spacious space, and Barbie confesses to Ruth Handler that she no longer feels like Barbie and does not know where to go from here.

Ruth Handler thus told Barbie, "There is only one end to humanity. The idea is always there", thus starting to talk about death, a phrase that also implies that Ruth Handler, as the creator of Barbie, is somehow immortal.

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I am a man without power, does that allow me to be a woman

Allan, as the only male doll in the Barbie world that is not named "Kenny", and the only character who does not blindly follow and does not conform to mainstream male characteristics, so we can see from the sentence "I am a man without power, can this make me a woman" in the movie, the feeling in Allan's heart that does not belong to any category.

In fact, the gender book Simon Beauvoir's The Second Sex writes: "First be a man, then be a man or a woman." Allan's reaction or even the entire "Barbie" movie actually reproduces Simon Beauvoir's view of the "acquired woman", perhaps only after breaking the gender line and abandoning the traditional presupposition of how men should be and women should be so can we understand: first you have to be yourself, in order for you to determine your own value.

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You have to actively find yourself, even if you don't have me by your side

In the movie, Kenny's existence is disappeared and not valued, because he only exists in Barbie's enthusiastic response, which shows that his confidence and value come from others.

However, the self-identity generated by relying on others is fragile and vulnerable, which is why Kenny has difficulty letting go of Barbie, and even cries as if the world collapsed when Barbie said that he wanted to actively find himself.

But as Barbie said, you have to actively find yourself, even without me, you can find yourself and not rely on others.

Looking forward to watching the "Barbie" movie, while being deeply moved by the movie, you will not forget to remind yourself to pay more conscious attention to speech and gender issues in daily life, and one day we will finally live in a more friendly, inclusive and accepting world of diversity.

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