Topic: Barbie

Domestic Violence Barbie Is A Good Idea Gone Wrong

Domestic Violence Barbie Is A Good Idea Gone Wrong

An art student has taken the popular meme of redrawing or altering Barbie to make a social statement and transformed the doll into a domestic violence victim. Complete with bruises, bloody cuts, and black eyes, Barbie is a far cry from her usual impossible bodily perfection. It’s an arresting take on the story of perfection that we sell to young girls with Barbie as our mascot, and brings up valid points about how we prepare children for realities of adult life. More »

The Sport’s Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Will Feature Barbie, So Your Daughter Can Feel Bad Too

The Sport’s Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Will Feature Barbie, So Your Daughter Can Feel Bad Too

Now when you find your husband gazingly adoringly at next week’s Sport’s Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, you can be thrilled to know your daughter can also feel just as insecure as you do – because the issue will feature Barbie as well. Not that she is also an example of super unrealistic beauty standards or anything.  From Ad Age.com: More »

Awesome Twist On Barbie Adds To This Year’s Important Conversation About Self Esteem

Awesome Twist On Barbie Adds To This Year's Important Conversation About Self Esteem

It’s hard to think of a bigger symbol of our culture’s body image crisis than Barbie, who has spent over half a century teetering on impossibly long legs as her enormous breasts propel her forward. This year saw a number of projects and campaigns to take Barbie’s unrealistic proportions down a notch and bring her into a more human level, which opens up a conversation about what BeyoncĂ© is aptly calling “the disease of a nation”–the never-ending and unattainable quest for physical perfection. More »