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New President And VP Barbies Show Girls Can Run The World, Too

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 07.14.2016 | Women

Anything boys can do, girls can do better, too! Mattel, the company that brought us Barbie, is introducing new President and Vice President Barbie dol...

Mattel Finally Nails It With Game Developer Barbie

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 06.23.2016 | Technology

A few years ago Mattel had to apologize for a book featuring a patronizing portrayal of someone called Computer Engineer Barbie, a flustered girl who ...

Why Playing With Barbie Helps Girls Grow Into Smart Women

Deborah Drezon Carroll | Posted 06.15.2016 | Fifty
Deborah Drezon Carroll

Honestly, I didn't think Barbie's body was a realistic portrayal of women's bodies. I was only a child but I understood the difference between a toy and a person. I knew real men had penises, for example, despite the fact that Barbie's boyfriend Ken was not similarly endowed.

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.

Misty Copeland On Why Having Her Own Barbie Matters

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 05.02.2016 | Women

Misty Copeland has officially been turned into a Barbie. And for the 33-year-old principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, the doll is about m...

Celebrating #BrownBoyhood Through Toys: A Naturalista Introduces Melanites!

Patti R. Rose | Posted 04.19.2016 | Black Voices
Patti R. Rose

Celebrating #BrownBoyhood is an exciting new venture. Perhaps you haven't heard about it so sit back, read and enjoy this fantastic information about...

Playing With the Past

Roslyn Bernstein | Posted 04.14.2016 | Arts
Roslyn Bernstein

There were many other surprises in this exhibit of nearly 500 favorites developed in partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society.

Barbie Looks Like The Rest Of Us Now. Why Doesn't Ken?

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 03.09.2016 | Style

Humankind has made it to 2016, and it feels great to be here. Barbie's birthday is on March 9, and Ken's is two days later. He's 55 and alive at a tim...

The Big Data Barbie - A Technology Push Too Far?

Bernard Marr | Posted 03.03.2016 | Business
Bernard Marr

It's not a new idea.  As far back as the 1800s we have been making toys that seem to talk to us. From simple dolls that could only say "Mama" to the ...

Did Body Shaming Barbie Make Us All Feel Better?

Michelle Zunter | Posted 02.25.2016 | Parents
Michelle Zunter

The new dolls themselves look great, and it's going to be wonderful for little girls to have a wider variation of dolls to choose from. More variety, of course, will equal more money in doll clothes, shoes, etc. But, I'm still confused as to what the original issue was.

The Latest 'God-in-the-bod' Research: How One Kind of Faith Can Help Young Women -- and Men -- Take Their Body Image Higher

David Briggs | Posted 02.23.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

Go tell it at the gym, on Instagram, at the mall and everywhere young people compare themselves to their peers. New research has found a potential antidote to the pop culture worship of ultra-thin body types.

My Life With Barbie

Susan Winston | Posted 02.17.2016 | Comedy
Susan Winston

I got five emails last week saying "Hi, I'm Barbie. Do you want to play with me?" Somehow I do not think this came from the Mattel Company. Off to Spam.

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...

She Learns... and Plays!

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 02.10.2016 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Mattel recently announced that Barbie would now come in three body types. The doll that comes in different skin tones will now come in different body types as well. The doll that millions of girls have played with for over 50 years was invented by a woman. Women throughout U.S. history have made significant contributions to both children's education and play. Match the woman with her accomplishment:

Barbie: The Evolution of an Icon and an Iconic Brand

Jim Joseph | Posted 02.09.2016 | Media
Jim Joseph

By now we've all heard the latest evolution of the new Barbie body shapes. Of course, as a marketer and a father, I applaud the move.

Barbie's New Look: Bringing Real Beauty to the Toy Box

Laurie Schacht | Posted 02.09.2016 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

What does the ideal woman look like? Does she have pin straight blonde hair, blue eyes and a skinny waist; or does she have brown curly hair, green ey...

Barbie's New Look

Yona Zeldis McDonough | Posted 02.09.2016 | 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...

This Hijab-Wearing Barbie Is Your New Favorite Instagram Fashion Icon

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 02.05.2016 | Good News

One woman gave Barbie a gorgeous new look, making for a uniquely fierce fashion plate. Haneefah Adam, a 24-year-old who lives in Nigeria, runs an Ins...

People Are Petitioning For A Selena Barbie Doll

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 02.04.2016 | Latino Voices

Barbie got a groundbreaking makeover last month when it introduced curvy, petite and tall body types after years of criticism over the doll’s unreal...

Barbie's New Chapter

Emme | Posted 02.03.2016 | 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.

Modern Barbie: Aspiring to Character, Not Appearance

Ruth Bernstein | Posted 02.02.2016 | Business
Ruth Bernstein

There's a tricky tension between Barbie as a relatable figure and Barbie as an aspirational figure, but Mattel seems to have navigated the balance effectively.

Girl Wants Mattel To Make Bald Barbies

LittleThings | Jade Walker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Parents

A few years ago, Mattel released a limited line of “Ella” Barbie dolls, to be distributed to children in cancer wards all across the U.S....

Why Do We Need a Chubby Barbie?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 02.01.2016 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo


Barbie's New Look Is Not A Sign Of Progress

Micaela Connery | Posted 02.01.2016 | Women
Micaela Connery

I don't think I believe that if I played with Barbies who were a little taller and a little "curvier" I'd be more confident in myself. Changing toys will do little to change the world we live in.

Coming Soon! Hot Flash Barbie!

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 02.01.2016 | 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...