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Gabby Douglas Debuts Her Own 'Shero' Barbie Just In Time For The Olympics

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 07.27.2016 | Women

The past few days have been good to Gabby Douglas: On Sunday she was selected as one of five gymnasts to represent the U.S. Olympic team in Rio this s...

Barbie and the Backstabbing Hoes

Leilani Carrasco Smith | Posted 05.12.2016 | Comedy
Leilani Carrasco Smith

No matter how many times I would try to set up a peaceable scenario for them to play out (a family reunion, a school dance, a wedding), someone would always wind up sleeping with someone else's boyfriend causing the rest of the hour to be spent carrying out personal vendettas.

The New Curvy Barbie Dolls: What They Tell Us About Being Overweight

Julie Wosk | Posted 02.11.2017 | Women
Julie Wosk

Some observers have pointed out that the new Curvy Barbies are not really mirrors of overweight women and like traditional Barbies, are still prettified: The Barbies will have thicker thighs, and broader hips -- but will still look attractive in their specially designed fashionista clothes to fit their broader shape.

How Kids Really Feel About The New Diverse Barbie Dolls

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 02.10.2016 | Parents

In January, Mattel announced three new body types for Barbie, as well as different skin colors and hair styles. BuzzFeed had kids check out the new do...

Barbie's New Look

Yona Zeldis McDonough | Posted 02.05.2017 | Entertainment
Yona Zeldis McDonough

Poor Barbie. The perky, plastic plaything is taking a beating. According to industry experts, Barbie's hold on today's girls is perilous at best, an...

The New Diversity in Barbie Dolls: Radical Change or More of the Same?

Julie Wosk | Posted 02.07.2017 | Women
Julie Wosk

Just recently Mattel announced its new line of Fashionistas Barbie dolls which the company says will bring diversity to its doll offerings. Th...

The Evolution of Barbie

Barbara Lerman-Golomb | Posted 02.05.2017 | Fifty
Barbara Lerman-Golomb

Even though I insisted on eco-friendly, child-labor-free toys for my daughters, I was excited to pass down my Barbie doll collection to them 23 years ago. As I eased Barbie's skinny, little molded plastic appendages through sleeves, pant legs and neck holes, I was awash with that old familiar feeling.

Barbie's New Chapter

Emme | Posted 02.03.2017 | Parents

Thank you Mattel for turning a page and adding a new chapter in your long successful history to compassionately consider more of your little customer's developing sense of self and how they feel they fit in the world around them.

Why Do We Need a Chubby Barbie?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 02.01.2017 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo


Parents: You CAN Make That Awesome Doll Cake!

Kali Kasprzyk | Posted 02.01.2017 | Parents
Kali Kasprzyk

So of course for her 3rd birthday we decided to do a Sophia theme and I decided she needed to have a doll cake. Except I promised myself back in July that I wouldn't buy my birthday cakes anymore.

Coming Soon! Hot Flash Barbie!

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 01.29.2017 | Comedy
Janet Eve Josselyn

Mattel recently announced the release of Short Barbie and Curvy Barbie who will be joining African American and Asian Barbie to round out the assortme...

9-Year-Old Collects Hundreds Of Barbies For Homeless Girls Her Age

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 01.25.2016 | Good News

Most young girls, when faced with the prospect of 1,000 Barbie dolls, would be over the moon to keep them all to themselves. Gianni Graham, however, w...

Beauty in the Eyes of Our Daughters

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 12.08.2016 | Parents
Trisha de Borchgrave

The writer Julia Baird recently explored the idea of ugliness in a New York Times opinion piece; that those with "flawed features" in a world of "fac...

Barbie Ad Reminds Girls They Can Be Anything They Want To Be

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 10.12.2015 | Parents

The makers behind Barbie want little girls to know that no dream is too big to achieve. In an ad for the iconic doll, young girls turn their dreams in...

Is Brainy Barbie Really Any Better?

Karen S. Exkorn | Posted 09.24.2016 | Women
Karen S. Exkorn

Maybe someone can create the Perfectly Imperfect Barbie? The one who doesn't always look pretty and say all the right things all the time. Who occasionally eats too much pizza, gains weight, gets pimples and says the wrong things (for which she can also be programmed to apologize).

The 10 Life Lessons We Learned From Barbie

Michelle Combs | Posted 07.29.2016 | Fifty
Michelle Combs

Love her or hate her, Barbie has been a part of our lives since saddle shoes and poodle skirts were haute couture. And there is more to Barbie than her accessories and shoes. Barbie has many lessons to share. Here are 10 of them.

Happy Birthday, Barbie!

Christopher Byrne | Posted 05.04.2015 | Style
Christopher Byrne

On March 9, Barbie turns 56, and while the brand has come under a lot of criticism over the years, this is a wonderful time to take a step back and really celebrate her many positive contribution to the lives of girls everywhere.

This Is Barbie Like You've Never Seen Her Before

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 01.04.2015 | Arts

This article originally appeared on Slate. By David Rosenberg According to Mattel, every three seconds, a Barbie doll is sold somewhere in the wor...

Did Boring Business Meetings Kill Barbie?

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 12.24.2014 | Business

While Barbie was busy becoming a tech entrepreneur, the company that makes her was mired in old-school business bureaucracy. Mattel Inc., which ow...

Black Barbies Don't Always Cost The Same As White Barbies

CNBC | Katie Little | Posted 12.11.2014 | Business

This story was originally published on CNBC. Why are black Barbies priced differently than white Barbies? It's a tough question and one that...

The "Normal Barbie:" Setting the Ideal Female Body Image Right

Uloop | Posted 02.07.2015 | College

Why should the 91 percent feel bad about their bodies because of the portrayal of the 5 percent as "ideal"? This is exactly what the creators of the Lammily doll, otherwise known as the "normal Barbie," wanted to correct.

Barbie's 'Virgin Mary' Makeover Is Infuriating Catholic Bishops

Religion News Service | JOSEPHINE MCKENNA | Posted 09.24.2014 | Religion

ROME (RNS) Barbie has had a number of careers in her 55 years — flight attendant, veterinarian, astronaut, even president. Her latest role, however,...

Breasts: What's Barbie Got to Do With Them?

Fiona Finn | Posted 09.05.2014 | Style
Fiona Finn

In an effort to better understand the reality of how distant Barbie is from the average woman, I created a parody featuring what her breasts might look like at her current age of 55-years-old. It's a sad, sad truth but as women age, their breasts go south.

Is Entrepreneur Barbie The Doll We Have Been Waiting For?

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 06.23.2014 | Parents

Barbie has been a lot of things in her 50-year history: a fashion model, an astronaut and an "American Idol" winner. Now, she is an entrepreneur. ...

Mattel Wants Everyone To Chill Out About Barbie And Just Let Kids Play

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.21.2014 | Parents

A new Mattel initiative wants us to lighten up on Barbie. The toymaker launched "The Barbie Project," in which kids supposedly are left to play wit...