Since its creation in 1959, the Barbie doll has become an iconic image in popular culture. Its influence on millions of little girls is indisputable and somewhat controversial.
Barbie was an innovation. Whereas traditional dolls were babies, Barbie was a woman. Unlike other dolls, Barbie represented independent single western women and their diverse career opportunities. The international success of the Barbie doll coincided with the rise of feminism. Women’s new career options gave Mattel the ...
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