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The Icon Barbie and Impact on Female Image
This paper looks at the icon Barbie and its impact of the image on the female gender.
# 130854 | 3,000 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2006 | US

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In this article, the writer looks at the history of the creation of the Barbie doll. The writer discusses this doll as a symbol of the American ideal of femininity and analyzes the effects of this image on women.

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"The Barbie doll was introduced to the American public in 1959. The idea for the doll was conceived by Ruth Handler who, with her husband, founded the Mattel Toy Company ("Inventing"). Handler has toured Europe and found the German "Lilli" doll a possible appealing toy for young girls. However, the "Lilli" doll was considered to be too risquAfA(c)' for the young American girl and Handler set about making a doll that would embody the American ideal of femininity. Barbie as a housewife, Barbie as a fashion icon and Barbie as a teenage tennis player were just a few of Handler's visions ("Inventing"). With the assistance of a clothing designer Handler set ..."

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