Posts tagged "barbie"

Barbie’s Limited Edition Zendaya Doll Is Total Perfection

You know who doesn’t have her own Barbie? Giuliana Rancic. …

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 28, 2015 - 11:15 am

Barbie Vlogs, Provides Disconcerting Jaunt Into The Uncanny Valley

We girls can do anything, including scare the living crap out of you.

Robyn Pennacchia | July 14, 2015 - 9:00 am

Oh, Thank God, Barbie Can Finally Wear Flats Now

Barbie has been around since 1959, wasp-waisted and pert, teetering on permanently pointed, rubbery toes. Her feet have been her handicap, forced by nature and her creator to wear only…

Megan Reynolds | June 5, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Welp, Rick Perry Is Officially Running For President

Vatican commissioners are speaking out against child abusers; allegedly corrupt anti-abortion former governor Rick Perry is officially running for President; Barbie gets to wear flats now; learn about the Frag…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 4, 2015 - 5:30 pm

These Dolls Are Pushing Barbie Right Out Of Nigeria

The concept of the Western standard of beauty is slowly disintegrating, and in Nigeria, that slow pace is picking up steam, all thanks to a set of dolls.

Beejoli Shah | January 21, 2015 - 2:30 pm

“Barbie Blad” Photo Series Shows America’s Favorite Beauty Queen In A Harsher Light

We’ve all heard the criticism that Barbie dolls warp young girls’ beauty ideals, but what if those little girls got to see a Barbie with a less than perfect appearance?

Claire Hannum | January 5, 2015 - 2:00 pm

‘Normal Barbie’ Will Have Cellulite, Stretch Marks And Acne Add-Ons

Not only will “Normal Barbies” have the bodies of an average American woman — their skin will also look something like “normal,” too. An add-on pack will allow kids to…

Huffington Post Women | November 19, 2014 - 11:15 am

Human Ken Says Human Barbie Is His “Arch-Nemesis”

Justin Jedlica, also known as the Human Ken Doll, has a problem with Human Barbie Valeria Lukyanova, who he calls his “arch-nemesis.”

I’m getting a crazy flashback to…

Claire Hannum | April 8, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Girl Scouts Has Been Asked To End Its Partnership With Barbie And I Kind Of Hope It Does

The Girl Scouts of the USA is under pressure from the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and the Center for a New American Dream to end its partnership with Barbie, which…

Claire Hannum | March 8, 2014 - 2:00 pm

“Normal-Sized Barbie” Could Be Coming To A Kid Near You

How awesome would it be if we could hand a kid a doll that didn’t have absurdly unrealistic proportions like Barbie does?

You may remember last year’s 3D…

Claire Hannum | March 6, 2014 - 5:00 pm

If Only Plus-Size Barbies Were A Real Thing!

There are Asian dolls and Jewish dolls and Black dolls … and 1,894 variations of other dolls that Mattel, Bratz and the American Girl Company have dreamed up. But to…

Jessica Wakeman | December 24, 2013 - 4:00 pm

A Glimpse Inside The Not-So-Perfect World Of Barbie And Ken

“In The Doll House,” a new photo series by Dina Goldstein, gives us a peek inside Barbie’s Dreamhouse, where things are not always as they seem:
‘In the doll…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | November 12, 2013 - 5:30 pm

The Man With 6,000 Barbies Can’t Get A Date Because Women Feel Competitive With His Dolls

Jian Yang, a 33-year-old man from Singapore has one of the largest private collections of Barbie Dolls in the world. This self-described “toy nerd” has dedicated the last 20 years…

Ami Angelowicz | September 4, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Barbie Has The Tiniest Coach Purse Ever

With Mattel’s Barbie sales sinking these days, Mattel decided to team up with Coach in what seems like an appeal to both classic Coach collections and the tradition of the…

Mary Odell | August 8, 2013 - 10:40 am

Mattel And NASA Made The Mars Rover Pink For Barbie

Every time Barbie gets some kind of awesome makeover that makes us like her again, she goes and pink-ifies something awesome in a way we find hugely annoying, and this…

The Gloss | August 7, 2013 - 10:50 am

I Tried To Play Feminist Barbies With My Nieces And Kinda Failed

I think I’m a decent aunt. Not so good at remembering birthdays, admittedly, but what I lack in presents-giving, I make up for in lots of facetime. We play all…

Jessica Wakeman | July 26, 2013 - 11:00 am

Is Barbie On The Decline?

Mattel’s Barbie doll has long embodied all that is wrong with society’s expectations of women and the female body. But there’s good news, sort of: the impossibly shaped, blonde doll’s popularity appears…

Mary Odell | July 17, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Barbie Gets A Beautifully Average Body Makeover

A couple months ago, we saw an artist’s rendition of what Barbie might look like without makeup (and a few nights of no sleep). Now artist Nickolay Lamm has created

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | July 3, 2013 - 5:00 pm

We Want To Go To There: A Life-Size Replica Of Barbie’s Dreamhouse

When I was a kid, the best day of my life was the day my mom gave me her old Barbie Dreamhouse. It was made of pink cardboard, but equipped…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 17, 2013 - 4:40 pm

This Creepy Real-Life Barbie Infographic Makes The Doll Ideal Very Unappealing

In case you had somehow forgotten just how bizarre and unrealistic the Barbie ideal actually is, this new infographic makes the whole crazy thing very, very clear. Check out all…

Rachel Krause | April 23, 2013 - 4:20 pm
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