When I was younger I was given a Barbie by my grandmother for Christmas. She was a firm believer that all young girls should play with dolls. I had other ideas about what I wanted to play with and dolls were not one of them. I feel that nobody should force dolls upon girls and think that they should enjoy them and play with them. My granddaughter has a collection of Barbie dolls that are given to her each year for Christmas by her other grandmother. She feels they are a waste of space in her room and she wants to get rid of them. Not every child is a Barbie fan and I feel like Barbies are highly over-rated and each year they try and improve them and make them better. In reality, they are still the same as the one I got, except now they can bend and twist.