Barbie Dolls

Why "Average Is Beautiful" Won't Make Us Happy

Ilia Blinderman | Posted 03.07.2014 | Canada Living
Ilia Blinderman

If "beauty" comes to mean "whatever you are," the term will lose all meaning. Such a definitional creep will result in new terms being deployed to evaluate physical appearance, and the problem would remain -- semantically different, yet essentially the same.

Why Barbie Has Unrealistic Body Proportions

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.05.2014 | Canada Style

We're all well aware that the Barbie doll has unrealistic body proportions and creates controversy over what constitutes "beauty." The Yale Center ...

Does 'Mexico Barbie' Reinforce Stereotypes?

Huffington Post Canada | Stefani Forster | Posted 04.12.2013 | Canada Style

Mattel's "Mexico Barbie" is stirring up controversy online, with critics claiming the doll reinforces negative stereotypes -- but is the Barbie bashin...

LOOK: Is This Drag Queen Barbie?

2 For Couples | Neil Morton | Posted 08.20.2012 | Canada Living

In what's being called the first "drag queen" Barbie, Mattel is releasing "The Blonds Blond Diamond Barbie Doll" created in collaboration with New...

Barbie At Toronto Fashion Week: Iconic Doll Celebrates Her Birthday And Style Evolution In Toronto (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 03.14.2012 | Canada Style

Fresh off of throwing a party for fashionistas at New York Fashion Week, Barbie has arrived in Toronto to take in the sites and sounds of World Master...