Posts Tagged ‘cultural icon’

Barbie: The Impact of a Cultural Icon

July 18, 2013 — Barbie, introduced to American girls in 1959, has become a cultural touchstone so polarizing that she has been co-opted by dozens of artists and activists over the years as a symbol for everything from beauty to materialism to women’s equality to women’s inequality to nostalgia for more peaceful times. So it’s no surprise that she […]