Opinion

Opinion: Why Barbie still needs to step it up

Opinion: Why Barbie still needs to step it up

Long legs, an impossibly thin waist, bleach blonde hair and big blue eyes. Growing up, those were the defining features of the iconic Barbie doll every kid played with at least once. For decades, Barbie’s immediately recognizable features have narrowly defined what...

Childhood classic now more diverse

Childhood classic now more diverse

Are today's Barbies diverse? Insider Anne Lima asks students at Daniel Pearl Magnet if the new line of Barbies convey today's culture. [protected-iframe id="c8946cdfce2afe634a8fc15151bcfe17-83826907-96270335" info="https://player.vimeo.com/video/158748854" width="500"...

Opinion: Barbie evolves with diverse beauty

Opinion: Barbie evolves with diverse beauty

When I was 8, my parents bought me a Barbie Dream House for Christmas but a doll wasn’t included. With money that I saved from allowances, I rushed to Target’s toy section perusing the pink aisles looking for the perfect Barbie to live in my new dollhouse. I wasn’t...

Opinion: Barbie’s makeover misses the mark

Opinion: Barbie’s makeover misses the mark

Mattel’s iconic Barbie doll has been the target of unending criticism in recent years, thus prompting her dramatic makeover that was unveiled last week. Such a transformation hoped to solidify a ceasefire between the suffering toy company and harshly opinionated...