Nov 02 / Simcha

In Defense of Barbie

barbieworkingI loved my Barbie doll growing up in the sixties.  My daughter loved HER Barbie doll growing up in the eighties (offers to play with Barbie were made to my sons as well, but they weren’t interested).  Did I fail to live up to my excellent feminist college education in the seventies by not banning Barbie from my home?

Author Sloane Crosley*, in the following article from Smithsonian Magazine, suggests that it’s time we cut Barbie some slack, and asks whether the doll really represents such a menace to society.

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