Barbie: past her prime or future feminist icon?

How did something so simple and potentially empowering turn into something so destructive and problematic?


In a Barbie world? A look at the forthcoming Barbie movie

Recently, it was announced that Margot Robbie will be playing Barbie in a live-action film chronicling the adventures of the now 50-year toy, set to be released around 2021. Originally set the play the title role was actor and comedian Amy Schumer, known for a body of work that includes, if not centres upon, ‘body […]


This week in History: Barbie

On March 9 1959, the first Barbie doll went on display at the American Toy Fair in New York City. The blond, 11-inch tall doll, manufactured by Mattel, Inc. became the first mass-produced toy doll in the country. The inspiration for Barbie came from a German doll named Lilli, based on a German comic strip, […]