Children’s toys

Barbie’s New Body Is the Ultimate Commodification of Feminism


I am one of many 21st-century feminists raised in the 1980s who played with Barbies as a child. In fact I had piles of them (as well as paper dolls, Madame Alexander dolls, American Girl dolls, and baby dolls). I know for a fact that some of the most ardent and committed career women in my life┬ásat on their own or friends’ floors in rooms all across the country at the very same time, manipulating their own plastic-limbed blonde dolls through the rigors of demanding, often weird, “games.”
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