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Is “Toy Story 3″ Sexist?

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Toy Story 3” has been receiving nothing but praise. It’s topped the box office for two weeks in a row and has pulled in $226 million so far. Not to mention that critics are lauding it as the saving grace in a horribly blah summer movie season. But Ms. magazine is not too happy about the movie’s success. The feminist publication recently posted an article on their blog about the sexism and negative stereotypes in the film. Natalie Wilson, who wrote the piece, admits that the kids’ movie is “fresh” and “clever,” but she also claims that it contains a few too many misogynistic and homophobic jokes for comfort. Keep reading »

An Obese Barbie?

If Barbie keeps it up, she’s not going to fit into her dream house anymore. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Statue Of Liberty Barbie Arrives On Ellis Island

This is the 30th anniversary of the Barbie Dolls of the World Collection, and Mattel chose to celebrate this milestone with a special exhibit on Ellis Island, a fitting place since that is where millions of immigrants first landed in the U.S. The dolls in the collection represent 40 nations across seven continents. I was delighted to see three dolls that I actually own from the collection — Moroccan Barbie, South African Barbie, and Native American Barbie — at the exhibit. But I was especially excited to peep the latest additions to the Dolls of the World series. Statue of Liberty Barbie, Big Ben Barbie, and Eiffel Tower Barbie make up the new Dolls of the World Landmark Collection. All three dolls were designed by Linda Kyaw and are decked out in gowns representing their specific landmark. Check out more pics of the Landmark Collection after the jump, and fingers crossed that Mattel adds a Sphinx Barbie. What landmark would you like to see Barbie represent? Keep reading »

Introducing Wonder Bread Barbie

Little girls everywhere, it’s finally arrived — Wonderbread Barbie! It’ll be hard to control yourselves, but don’t freak out, OK?! Oh. Wait. No one’s freaking out? Probably because Wonder Bread Barbie clothes actually weren’t terribly high on your list of must-see items. That didn’t stop Catherine McEver from fashioning a whole pint-sized wardrobe out of Wonder Bread wrappings, though. We’ve got to admit that McEver did a bang-up job of turning plastic wrap into doll attire, but we can’t help but wonder who ate all the bread. Come on, look at those thighs; you know Barbie didn’t do it. [Advertising Is Good For You] Keep reading »

And The Prize Goes To … The Best Positive Barbie Story

Last week, we asked you to tell us how Barbie positively affected your dreams and goals. And despite what some people claim, those of you who really loved Barbie didn’t turn out to be vapid, plastic surgery-obsessed bimbos. But only one person could win the limited edition Anemone Barbie by Christian Louboutin. And the winner is … Yankee in the South for this comment:

“Barbie helped make me the woman I am today! But, I can’t think of Barbie, without thinking of my Mom. She worked to support our family, and wasn’t home a lot. Barbie was all the things my mom was to me – a professional, beautiful working woman. We didn’t have a lot of extra money, and so I didn’t have the big pink house, or the snazzy convertable. What I did have, were outfits that my mom and I made together on her days off (does anyone else remember those McCall’s Barbie patterns?); and the highrise that we put together from boxes – decorated with wallpaper samples Mom collected for me, and handcrocheted rugs she taught me to make. My imagination and sense of style (as well as my crafting and sewing skills) all came from those precious times that my Mom spent with me, and the hours of play I had with Barbie and the world we created for her in my bedroom.”

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Win This! Limited-Edition Anemone Barbie By Christian Louboutin

Finding a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes for less than $200 rarely happens outside of La La Land. But fashionistas around the world can stop dreaming now that Mattel has released its third Barbie doll designed by Louboutin. Anemone Barbie is red carpet-ready in a lime green and lavender gown and sparkly bracelet. And, of course, she wears fabulous shoes. This Barbie indulges her footwear fetish by traveling with three additional pairs of Louboutins, each in a signature red dust bag. You might not be able to wear these miniatures yourself, but that doesn’t mean you can’t admire their beauty. [$150, Net-A-Porter.com]

WIN THIS! We’re giving away one Anemone Barbie by Christian Louboutin, but you have to work if you want it. In the comments, tell us how Barbie positively affected your dreams and goals by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, June 10. We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner Friday, June 11. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. (Read the official rules.) Good luck!

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