Ruth Handler

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Name: Ruth Handler
First reported Mar 27 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 1 reports

This Jewish designer's "average" Barbie doll will change how you look at women

What if fashion dolls were made using ? It’s a question that occurred to artist Nickolay Lamm while looking at a Barbie doll and thinking “it looked a little weird.”Barbies have been slammed for decades for their fantastical proportions; critics claim ... [Published Albawaba - Mar 27 2014]
First reported Mar 23 2014 - Updated Mar 23 2014 - 1 reports

4-H students present award-winning speeches to Kiwanis

Kiwanis 3-23 PREV NEXT /a Four students from the Cleveland and Bradley County school systems impressed and entertained the Kiwanis Club of Cleveland Thursday afternoon with their award-winning 4-H Public Speaking presentations.UT Extension representative ... [Published Cleveland Banner - Mar 23 2014]
First reported Mar 21 2014 - Updated Mar 21 2014 - 1 reports

Coming to your local toy store:  reality

At last, a doll for young girls — and boys for that matter — that can improve their self-image, correct a damaging course toward eating disorders, and confront an almost impossible standard that has to change.The late Ruth Handler, Mattel’s co-founder, ... [Published Jewish Standard - Mar 21 2014]
First reported Mar 19 2014 - Updated Mar 20 2014 - 1 reports

Controversy continues to follow Barbie

While it would seem our country has plenty of important (and, frankly, scary) things to concern itself with, there is a new controversy that concerns an iconic figure, Barbie.Just a month or so ago, Barbie raised eyebrows when she appeared “unapologetically” ... [Published Forsyth County News - Mar 19 2014]
First reported Mar 18 2014 - Updated Mar 18 2014 - 1 reports

Me and Barbie: Twins separated at birth

Happy birthday, Barbie…uh, and me, too!Yes, Barbie and I are the same age, give or take two months. Both born in 1959, both tall, slim hipped and owning dream houses, it’s a wonder people don’t see the similarity when I’m walking down the street. Maybe ... [Published Erie Times-News - Mar 18 2014]
First reported Mar 18 2014 - Updated Mar 18 2014 - 1 reports

Lenore Skomal: Me and Barbie -- Twins separated at birth

Happy birthday, Barbie?uh, and me, too! Yes, Barbie and I are the same age, give or take two months. Both born in 1959, both tall, slim hipped and owning dream houses, it?s a wonder people don?t see the similarity when I?m walking down the street. Maybe ... [Published Erie Times-News - Mar 18 2014]
First reported Mar 14 2014 - Updated Mar 14 2014 - 2 reports

Abused Babs

She's iconic, which ostensibly makes her fair game. She's been part of our Weltanschauung since 1959, when Ruth Handler put a shape and face to some plastic. What emerged were the impossible dimensions of Barbie -- a doll that girls have collected, treasured ... [Published Examiner.com - Mar 14 2014]
First reported Mar 10 2014 - Updated Mar 11 2014 - 1 reports

Barbie Turns 55 and is #Unapologetic

Barbie, the world's most famous doll turned 55 on the 9th of March, and she's looking just as fabulous as she was the first time the world saw her in 1959.For the promotional coverwrap in honor of the American International Toy Fair 2014, a limited edition ... [Published Fooyoh - Mar 10 2014]
First reported Mar 09 2014 - Updated Mar 10 2014 - 1 reports

Trivia Times March 9, 2013 edition

12:12 pmThe big story for today is the Barbie dollOn this day in 1959, the first Barbie doll goes on display at the American Toy Fair in New York City.  Eleven inches tall, with a waterfall of blond hair, Barbie was the first mass-produced toy doll in ... [Published Shore News Today - Mar 09 2014]
First reported Feb 17 2014 - Updated Feb 19 2014 - 1 reports

Cover girl power

As the Eberhart family finishes packing the contents of their Manhattan apartment in the opening scenes of the 1975 version of The Stepford Wives , a man carrying a naked female mannequin passes by. “Daddy, I just saw a man carrying a naked lady!” reports ... [Published Georgetown/On Faith - Feb 17 2014]
First reported Feb 16 2014 - Updated Feb 16 2014 - 1 reports

Barbie a sign SI should end swimsuit issue

From the NY Times:Mattel is trying to do for Barbie what Sports Illustrated has sought to do for years on behalf of the issue: leave behind perceptions of babes in bathing suits and compare Barbie to swimsuit alumna like Ms. Banks, Ms. Brinkley, Kathy ... [Published Mansfield News Journal - Feb 16 2014]
First reported Dec 28 2013 - Updated Dec 29 2013 - 2 reports

Plus Size Barbie Is Causing An Uproar

By · 21 mins ago · Posted in the Life Channel · Leave a CommentGet the WebProNews Newsletter:Many kids have played with, and dreamed of being that beautiful Barbie doll from childhood, and remember that slim, gorgeous beauty that was so popular, nearly ... [Published WebProNews - Dec 28 2013]

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"my whole philosophy of barbie was that through the doll, the little girl could be anything she wanted to be. barbie always represented the fact that a woman has choices" creator Ruth Handler said

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This Jewish designer's "average" Barbie doll wi... [Published Albawaba - Mar 27 2014]
4-H students present award-winning speeches to ... [Published Cleveland Banner - Mar 23 2014]
Coming to your local toy store:  reality [Published Jewish Standard - Mar 21 2014]
Controversy continues to follow Barbie [Published Forsyth County News - Mar 19 2014]
Lenore Skomal: Me and Barbie -- Twins separated... [Published Erie Times-News - Mar 18 2014]
Me and Barbie: Twins separated at birth [Published Erie Times-News - Mar 18 2014]
Abused Babs [Published Examiner.com - Mar 14 2014]
Hitting Barbie below the bodice [Published Examiner.com - Mar 14 2014]
Barbie Turns 55 and is #Unapologetic [Published Fooyoh - Mar 10 2014]
Trivia Times March 9, 2013 edition [Published Shore News Today - Mar 09 2014]
Cover girl power [Published Georgetown/On Faith - Feb 17 2014]
Barbie a sign SI should end swimsuit issue [Published Mansfield News Journal - Feb 16 2014]
Plus Size Barbie Is Causing An Uproar [Published WebProNews - Dec 28 2013]
Plus Size Barbie Is Causing An Uproar [Published WebProNews Feed - Dec 28 2013]
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