Good Deeds of Barbie
Mohammad Reza Jafareian
American University of Sharjah
Good Deeds of Barbie
Barbie dolls, the most popular doll in the world, was invented in 1950’s when a lady called Ruth...
The Barbie Doll was first patented in 1958 by a young woman from California named Ruth Handler. The Barbie doll is well know for her long legs, her tiny waist, blonde hair and blue eyes, and her huge chest. This “perfect” plastic body has had multiple positive and negative affects around the world...
• The near future
• Learning from Barbie
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At the end of the 1990s, the timeless Barbie, an 11 1/2" doll, is America's number one best-selling toy in the market. Mattel Toys, Inc., the largest manufacturer of toys in the US, has produced Barbie since 1959...
Purpose statement: The purpose of this speech is to inform the audience about Barbie.
I. Did you know in every second of everyday, two Barbie dolls are sold somewhere in the world?
A. Barbie was invented in 1959 by Ruth Handler.
B. She was introduced to the...
To inform the audience about
March 27, 2014
A. She has had more than 80 careers in her lifetime, from a Rock Star to a paleontologist, to a Presidential candidate. Many of you in this room have probably either purchased or owned one…she is...
. First influences on girls happen at a very young age. From the start of their childhood toys like Barbie dolls influence young girls. Girls, as young as six, get introduced to this doll. Barbie has the ideal life; she has the perfect physical appearance, Ken, a dream house, and can be anything...
At the age of 41, Barbie is one of the longest living toys in America. While she may not be the face of America, she has a well-known American face that not only created the doll industry but also set the standard. Her many faces, hairstyles, careers, and even wardrobe luxuries are seen nearly...
“Barbie Doll” by Marge Piercy is a satirical poem that is about a girl who is intelligent and physically capable, but the characteristic that society places value on is her physical appearance. The poems “Daystar” and “Barbie Doll” are both representative of the gender roles and expectations of women...
One of the main reasons for Barbie’s success was its adaptability to changing trends. It was reported that Barbie had more than 80 careers within a period of 40 years. The doll had played a role of college graduate, doctor, teacher, astronaut, presidential candidate, surgeon and business...
Now a days, people are more concerned because of how they look, their image; especially women. This is due to the major influences that the media has over their visions. It is not only the media that is having this type of influence over women; also fashion dolls are having much of an...
Barbie: Teenage Fashion Model
Early in 1959 a new toy that would later be loved by millions was shown to the world. Her name was Barbie. Ruth Handler created Barbie because she felt that young girls needed something to play with besides baby dolls or paper dolls. Handler wanted little girls...
be a daunting task to take on. At the start of this job as the President of the Mattel® Brands Division, the sales of Barbie®, Mattel®'s signature doll and profit engine, which account for an estimated 25 1 to 35% 2 of Mattel®'s sales had fallen for seven straight quarters on a year-to-year basis. 3...
Barbie has been a BIG deal in the toy aisle. She's also morphed through a variety of careers, gained and lost friends, and acquired an amazing number of possessions. Barbie was the suggestion of Ruth Handler, wife of one of Mattel's co-founders, Elliot. Handler had noticed that her...
Some could say that Nicki Minaj and the famous American doll: Barbie, are both fake and plastic. The truth is that Nicki Minaj is a human, while Barbie is a toy doll that little girls play with when they are younger. Ultimately, in some cases it is what they want to be when they are older. In some...
Barbie Doll Revolutionized Toy Industry
By Belem Ramos
From left, Cherity and Amanda Pierce display their Barbie collection.
Photo by Sandra Pierce.
Flashy clothes, the perfect boyfriend, a Corvette, Ferrari, full size apartment with beautiful furniture and a boat. She's the woman who has...
model doll ready to its wardrobe, Mattel Company decided to debuted Barbie in 1959.
You may ask yourself who invented the Barbie Doll and what is all this craze about? Well this craze started back in 1959 and has been going strong ever since. Prior to the invention of the...
Toys have been an indicator of the way our society behaves and interacts with their kids. We find toys of great value to our lives and give them to children as gifts. Most little girls are grown up with their first toy to be a Barbie doll. If you ask a young girl what they would like for a gift and...
figure in each of them. In "Barbie" by Piercy it is clear that after being born a usual girl and then realizing the disparity among her class mates, the blurred feeling of being accepted hits her; "a classmate said: You have a great big nose and fat legs" Piercy (5-6). Our poor Barbie Doll is puzzled...
I’m a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world. Life is plastic. It’s fantastic!
My name is Debbie Cooper, and I am a Barbie Collector.
What little girl didn’t grow up playing with a Barbie doll? Well many of you may not know that Barbie was, in fact, an actual person. The original Barbie’s name was...
Barbie has shaped the lives of many girls, young and old, around the world. She is not only a role model but also a lifelong friend. She has been and will continue to be a great influence on the lives of young girls. "This teenage fashion doll transcended racial boundaries to become...
was the first doll in America with an adult body.
The purpose of this report is to prove that Barbie is an inappropriate role model for young children. The way that Mattel projects Barbie is an unattainable image for young and old to look up to. In this report we will focus on four main...
Marge Piercy’s poem “Barbie Doll” gives insight on the societal and cultural expectations that American children suffer through every day. The poem is written as a narrative; the speaker is an observer, who follows the life of a young girl who struggles with the pressure to be perfect. The girl...
Too bad it is not a plastic world.
Society emphases that woman need to look a certain way to be accepted. The poem, Barbie Doll, written by Marge Piercy tells the story of a young girl growing up through the adolescence stage characterized by...
The common thread of pressure leading to suicide is what connects Janice Mirikitani's "Suicide Note and Marge Piercy's "Barbie Doll". Both stories will describe two comparisons of two suicides notes about young girls. In "Suicide Note" written by Janice Mirikitani, the young girl feels pressure...
character with an outfit for every occasion. She’s Barbie. Today we will learn about this amazing doll and the affect she has had on toy industry. First we will examine the pink and perfect history of Barbie, then we will try on the many different characters in Barbie’s family, and finally we will hit...
Barbie gets hipper and hotter
Barbie gets hipper, trendier to beat competition
A new kind of Barbie doll has hit the stores, one with platform shoes, low-rise jeans, heavier makeup and an exposed navel. Called My Scene Barbie, the doll is Mattel’s attempt to stop girls from growing out of...
MATTEL VS HASBRO/BARBIE VS BABY ALIVE
American InterContinental University
The two highest toy companies, Mattel and Hasbro have various dolls that every little dreams of having. In this paper, I will compare and contrast the “old school” Barbie to the “new reality” Baby Alive and...
. represents a suburban upper-middle class American woman. Anyone can access as it is not entirely expensive. It is ideal for a child from the upper-middle class as they can relate and role play with their Barbie doll, although people from the lower class can also have access to this product. With the lower...
icon in American culture.
The Barbie doll was invented in 1959 by Ruth Handler (co-founder of Mattel), whose own daughter was called Barbara. The Barbie doll was introduced to the world at the American Toy Fair in New York City. Barbie's job was teenage fashion doll. In 1965, Barbie first had...
We all know her, She's a successful businesswoman, a member of a rock band, the first women in the moon and a Women's World Cup Soccer player. Who is this superstar? It's none other than Barbie doll; the doll who is only 50 years old and still looks like a teenager.
This story takes place in the...