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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 th...

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 a...

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&...

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 assort...

Barbie Backlash: An Open Letter to Mattel

Monica Stevens-Kirby | Posted 02.01.2016 | Women
Monica Stevens-Kirby

Dear Mattel, Really? It took 57 years to make changes to Barbie? That is far too long. No matter what, women continue to hold ourselves to an impossi...

Barbie's New Bodies: An Icon's Timely Makeover

Christopher Byrne | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business
Christopher Byrne

Whether blonde or brunette, African-American or Asian, she was always tall and thin, representing an idealized vision of pretty, to be sure, but one that was potentially limiting to girls' imaginations and certainly didn't represent the diversity today's kids see all around them. It was time, as they say, for a makeover.

11 Empowering Dolls That Help Little Girls See The Beauty In Themselves

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 01.29.2016 | Black Voices

Mattel took a huge step in the right direction on Thursday when it announced that Barbie would get a makeover. Now, the doll will come in three new bo...

Kirstie Alley Apparently Has A Problem With The New Barbie

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 01.28.2016 | Entertainment

Mattel has remade the iconic Barbie, revealing a new series of dolls with more realistic proportions and diverse representation. The move is a huge s...

Barbie Gets The Makeover She’s Needed For Decades

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.28.2016 | Women

Following a decades-long debate about Barbie's harmfully unrealistic body type, Mattel has finally made a change to the iconic doll. Today, the toy c...

Finally, A Barbie You'll Feel Great About Giving Your Child

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.11.2015 | Black Voices

The fans spoke -- and now an Ava DuVernay Barbie doll is on sale, just in time for Christmas. The Oscar-nominated "Selma" director revealed Sunday tha...

The Art of Killing

Lukáš Houdek | Posted 12.01.2015 | Arts
Lukáš Houdek

The Art of Killing is a series of twenty-five photographs made in 2012 that are re-enacting selected massacres of German civilians in the Czech lands ...

Hello Barbie, Goodbye Privacy? Hacker Raises Security Concerns

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 11.30.2015 | Technology

Barbie dolls are at the top of some children's wish lists this holiday season, but parents may want to ignore these requests and instead grant...

Little Boy Declares That Barbie Is 'So Fierce' In New Commercial

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A commercial for a new, limited edition Barbie doll is shattering stereotypes by featuring a young male fan along with two female pals. In the...

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 ...

The Hilarious Nightmare Of Putting Together Barbie's Dreamhouse

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 10.09.2015 | Parents

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Barbie Made A Zendaya Doll Based On The Star's Dreadlocked Oscars Look

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 09.28.2015 | Entertainment

Barbie made a new doll based on Zendaya at the 2015 Oscars, where the Disney star paired a white Vivienne Westwood gown with long dreadlocks. Her outf...