Topic: Barbie

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 Beyoncé is aptly calling “the disease of a nation”–the never-ending and unattainable quest for physical perfection. More »

What Barbie And Bratz With No Make-Up Really Look Like

What Barbie And Bratz With No Make-Up Really Look Like

Last week a picture of Barbie without make-up surfaced that got a lot of attention. In it, she seemed really, really, really haggard. She also magically sprouted braces, which is something that has never happened to me when I’ve removed my make-up, but maybe happens to some people. Maybe some people also grow scales, and other crazy things, and those people would do well to keep their make-up on forever. More »