Why We Need Better Dark-Skinned Dolls

Rachel Décoste | Posted 03.29.2015 | Canada Living
Rachel Décoste

Both American and Canadian media have showcased the new wave of ethnic Barbie-sized dolls. The culturally-attuned figurines fill the gaping void in a transforming consumer base. Dark-skinned dolls with Aryan noses, Elizabethan hips, and Caucasian hair fail to capture the magic that Barbie has brought to little white girls for over 50 years.

As A Professional Model, I See The Importance Of 'Normal Barbie'

Ashley Diana Morris | Posted 01.31.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Ashley Diana Morris

I have, in some ways, been very fortunate from a physical point of view with being given a body and face that society has deemed pretty enough to model professionally, but I still have zits and stretch marks and moles and insecurities.

Don't Ban Bossy, Ban Barbie!

Dr. Shimi Kang | Posted 05.21.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Shimi Kang

Theoretically, I understand how calling a little girl bossy could possibly deflate her willingness to speak up, however how much does this actually play out in reality? (Because in general, bossy people don't like being told what to do!) More importantly, I see a much bigger culprit against women's leadership flourishing amongst us, the other B-word -- Barbie.

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 ...

LOOK: Barbie Without Makeup

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.15.2013 | Canada Style

"Maybe she's born with it. Maybe it's Mattel." Barbie has had image problems for quite a while; from criticisms that the toy creates an unrealistic...

LOOK: An RCMP Barbie - Taser Not Included

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 09.25.2013 | Canada Alberta

Barbie looks positively arresting. Apparently all she needed all these decades was a pair of RCMP breeches to giver her that fuller look. The ubiqu...

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...

Barbie Is Selling Her Malibu Dreamhouse.. For $25 Million

The Huffington Post Canada | Stefani Forster | Posted 02.08.2013 | Canada Style

Little girls around the world rejoice: Barbie’s Dreamhouse is officially for sale. After spending 41 years in the iconic toy house in Malibu, Bar...

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...

What Is Beauty? -- Achtung!

Nicole Forrester | Posted 11.09.2011 | Canada Living
Nicole Forrester

I dream of a day where defining beauty isn't found in a Kim Kardashian reality television show, but rather as something seen as radiating from the inside out. I wonder what a beauty pageant like that would look like?