Dolls: It Matters If You’re Black or White

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By Whitney, Contributor (Originally published August 2009) As a college student, I had spent most of my college career wrestling with the concept of how I have white privilege. Through my studies, I tried to learn about and deconstruct our society's power structure and my place in it. Recently, in a Northern California … [Read more...]

Barbie’s Plummeting Neckline Causes Uproar

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"'Busty Barbie' in Mattel's new Back to Basics Barbie collection is too revealing for some parents" by Tracy Miller at the NY Daily News  Barbie has always been known for her curves - but a new doll from Mattel is upping the ante, much to some parents' consternation. … [Read more...]

Barbie’s Ankles Too Fat for Louboutin’s StyleList Fashion Blog

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Silly us. All these years we thought Barbie was the picture of perfection. Turns out, we were wrong. Christian Louboutin thinks Ken's better half is carrying some extra padding in her ankles. Louboutin -- the latest fashion designer to give the plastic icon a makeover (others have included Diane von Furstenberg, Anna Sui and … [Read more...]

I’m Saving My Cheers Over New, “Authentic” Black Barbie Line

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by Tami Winfrey Harris, originally published at What Tami Said EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - (Business Wire) Mattel® announced today the launch of So In Style, a new line of black dolls by Barbie® featuring more authentic-looking facial features such as fuller lips, a wider nose, more distinctive cheek bones and curlier hair. So In Style … [Read more...]

A Picture Worth a Thousand Words

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Originally posted from the New York Times. I was struck by this image for it says so much about our culture. … [Read more...]