It's National Barbie Day!! ~ Yesterday we celebrated Women's Day.
Can the two be mutually exclusive?
I'm guessing there will be as many opinions on the subject, as Barbie has shoes...
If you ask me, I would undoubtedly say that Barbie is and has always been a cultural icon- I grew up playing with every single Barbie doll there was, just like my Mom did!
Although the oddly-proportioned doll has been the subject of more controversies than this bottle blonde can count, I prefer to come at this topic in a totally different way.
The Barbie that I remember was whatever or whoever she wanted to be, she had a significant impact on young girls by conveying characteristics of female independence.
Ya'll, I had A LOT of Barbies and let me tell you, it did not give me any body issues. :) I am literally eating leftover pizza while I write this.
What this doll did do- is make me believe that I could be anything I wanted to be...
And of course how to dress for any occasion!
So, today, I am releasing my new favorite set of lashes- yup, you guessed it.
The Barbie Lash! Take a peek at these dolls and let me know what you think!
The Economist has emphasized the importance of Barbie to children's imagination:
From her early days as a teenage fashion model, Barbie has appeared as an astronaut, surgeon, Olympic athlete, downhill skier, aerobics instructor, TV news reporter, vet, rock star, doctor, army officer, air force pilot, summit diplomat, rap musician, presidential candidate (party undefined), baseball player, scuba diver, lifeguard, fire-fighter, engineer, dentist, and many more....When Barbie first burst into the toy shops, just as the 1960s were breaking, the doll market consisted mostly of babies, designed for girls to cradle, rock and feed. By creating a doll with adult features, Mattel enabled girls to become anything they want.
So, why can't we celebrate these two important days together?
Do you have a different opinion? If so, let me have it...