The iconic doll that has inspired little girls and boys across the globe for decades has officially turned 60 years old. And you have to admit, Barbie has aged well — with her long legs, super-smooth skin and luscious locks. To showcase the doll in her real age and to counteract ageism, Lumen, the dating app for people over 50, has re-imagined Barbie and her beau, Ken who is three years younger, at
Verified by Psychology Today. My mom tells me that she found them ugly and offensive, so she kept them at bay -- until my youngest sister wanted a Barbie. I guess that by the time you have a third daughter all bets are off.
Next month should be fun for the people at Mattel Corp, the global toy-maker. They're about to inaugurate a year of jolly events to celebrate the 50th birthday of Barbie, the doll whose unfeasibly long legs are matched by the unfeasibility of her huge bosom. Now a writer called Jerry Oppenheimer is all set to pee on their fireworks by publishing Toy Monster: The Big Bad World of Mattel, in which the designer who came up with Barbie, one Jack Ryan, is revealed as a bit of a perve.
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Two sexist symbols of waning cultural relevance joined forces this week when Barbie graced the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. It was the perfect match: Both the doll and the swimsuit issue have been derided by feminists for presenting an unattainable standard of feminine beauty. My Barbie had a red sports car she drove; Ken rode shotgun.
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Though she became a valuable part of the movement to increase size diversity in fashion, talking about her body in interviews almost became a requirement — pinning her in when she was ready to use her voice and talents on a broader level. She loses her virginity soon after, then discovers that the guy recorded the experience and shared it for her peers and the entire internet to see without her consent. After the video receives thirsty comments online, Kat initially reacts with embarrassment and hurt.
Yet I was fascinated to learn the turbulent history hidden behind the Dreamhouse doors. She tried the oldest profession, kind of. Who knew the teen fashion model had been a sex worker? The busty sex toy was modeled on a German cartoon of a good-time girl who exchanged sexual favors for stockings and smokes.
T here is a lot of excitement over the release, later this year, of the sequel to Frozenbut in my house, greater anticipation is reserved for the Barbie live action moviedue out inwith Margot Robbie in the title role. I was never big into Barbie as a child. She and Ken seemed underpowered compared with my gang of hulking great Sindy dolls and their single beau, Action Man, with his weird felt hair and khaki jeep and switch at the back of his head that actually made his eyes swivel.