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Everything You Wanted to Know About Barbie But Were Afraid to Ask

Monica Edinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Monica Edinger

Dolls. These real-life avatars can charm, creep, and fascinate. Perhaps no more so than Barbie. Born in the 60s, reviled by many in the 70s, this to...

Why I Don't Hate Barbie Anymore

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dr. Susan Albers

Barbie, as beautiful as she is, has had a tough life. She's not well liked by everyone. In fact, Barbie has taken a lot of heat for damaging women's body images, or at least being a symbol for it.

Barbie: Always A Bridesmaid, Never A Bride

Wendy Braitman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Wendy Braitman

Barbie will turn 50 on March 9. She has never married. Think about that for a minute. The ideal, American pin-up girl is a spinster.