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  • barbie - 801 Words
    ntitled How to Lose Weight which advised: "Don't eat!."[17] The same book was included in another ensemble called "Slumber Party" in 1965 along with a pink bathroom scale permanently set at 110 lbs.,[17] which would be around 35 lbs. underweight for a woman 5 feet 9 inches tall.[18] Mattel said that the waist of the Barbie doll was made small because the waistbands of her clothes, along with their seams, snaps, and zippers, added bulk to her figure.[19] In 1997, Barbie's body mold was...
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  • Barbie - 971 Words
    Barbie®: Mattel Corporation ‘I’m a blonde bimbo girl, in a fantasy world.....Life in plastic. It’s fantastic.’ (Aqua) Barbie was born in 1959 but she has never aged because she is a doll. To date over 1 billion Barbies have been sold by the US company that own her - Mattel Corporation. Ruth Handler, who founded the company along with her husband, Elliot, modelled the doll on an 11½ inch plastic German toy called Lilli sold to adult men. She named the adapted doll after her daughter,...
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  • Barbie - 989 Words
    Leslie Thammavong Dr. Van Ham English 101 revision Who is Barbie? What does she stand for? Do all younger girls envy her? Emily Prager is a columnist for the New York Times and a fiction writer who has written many books. She reads an article in the New York Times about a man’s death, Jack Ryan. He was an inventor and designer, a man with many accomplishments. As Prager reads on, to her astonishment, she discovers that one of Ryan’s accomplishments was designing Barbie. “Of course,” she...
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  • Barbie - 637 Words
    Resources http://inventors.about.com/od/bstartinventions/a/The-History-Of-Barbie-Dolls.htm 1.Barbie's "real" measurements are 5 inches (bust), 3 ¼ inches (waist), 5 3/16 inches (hips) 2.Her weight is 7 ¼ ounces, and her height is 11.5 inches tall. 3.The Barbie doll was invented in 1959 by Ruth Handler (co-founder of Mattel), whose own daughter was called Barbara. 4.Barbie was introduced to the world at the American Toy Fair in New York City. 5.The Ken doll was named after Ruth's...
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  • Barbie - 2656 Words
    (insert cover page here) INTRODUCTION Background: This report deals with 4 key aspects of Barbie in relation to the international business environment. Barbie is a perfect example of a global brand that has enjoyed international success for decades. Barbie is the undisputed category leader, a synonym for doll in the way iPod is for mp3 players. Barbie’s manufacturer Mattel Inc. is the world’s largest toy company, with a diverse portfolio of toys, dolls and various modes of entertainment....
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  • Barbie - 2219 Words
    Barbie: The Bitch Has Everything? On eBay, a bidder can purchase a pink license plate frame that says, “I want to be Barbie. The bitch has everything.” Barbie appears to have the perfect body, Ken, her handsome boyfriend, a multitude of careers ranging from a teacher to an astronaut, and an endless wardrobe with all the accessories. But a close examination of Barbie may reveal that she does not have everything. Mattel’s Barbie doll has enjoyed a long and profitable history. Invented...
    2,219 Words | 6 Pages
  • Barbie - 1613 Words
    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 everywhere you go. Barbara Millicent Roberts, better known as Barbie, made her debut at the America Toy Fair in New York City in the winter of 1959. Barbie has continued to evolve with the changing...
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  • Barbie - 713 Words
    Almost every single girl can say they remember at a young age seeing this one and only; blonde haired, beautiful girl. She is one of the hottest selling toys in the world. Both adults and children collect her in record numbers, she has had more then 80 careers since her invention. Including; veterinarian, rock star, and even a presidential candidate. Her name is barbie. The barbie doll was created in 1959 by Ruth Handler, whose own daughter was named barbara. Barbara loved dressing up dolls...
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  • Barbie: Girls In Barbie World
    Barbie Girls in Barbie Worlds “Can you guess who I am? I was born March 9th, 1959 in the United States of America. I am made of a very special material that never ages. I am 11 ½ inches tall and I weigh 6.4 ounces. I have long blonde hair and blue eyes. I am such a busy girl; you can find me just about anywhere! Even with such a busy schedule, I have always found the time to work. I am a baby doctor, a zoo doctor, a preschool teacher, a babysitter, a vet, a pizza and pastry chef, a...
    1,246 Words | 3 Pages
  • Barbie Doll: Is Barbie The Ideal Woman?
    Is Barbie the ideal woman? For generations she’s been the doll that little girls have aspired to be–a party girl, career woman and bathing beauty all wrapped into one . In Marge Piercy’s poem entitled "Barbie Doll," the title underscores the theme of the poem, which is that girls are ultimately and fatally entrapped by society’s narrow definitions of feminine behavior and beauty. By comparing the young lady in the poem to a Barbie doll, the author reveals the irony of the title. In the poem,...
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  • Barbie epidemic - 887 Words
     The Barbie Effect As a parent, giving your little girl the Barbie doll that she has always wanted for her fifth birthday seems like a harmless gesture at the time, but what most parents don’t realize is that Barbie often effects the way a young girl perceives her body. What many parents don’t think about is that when these young girls are playing with their brand new Barbie doll, their brain is registering everything about that doll. How popular and perfect she...
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  • Barbie Paper - 225 Words
     Kelly Swanson Period 3 01-22-2014 When hooks writes “we know Barbie was born to be alone" she means that Barbie was made to be by herself. Unlike Baby, Hook’s black baby doll, Barbie was manufactured as an adult. Barbie was made to be all by alone, no family, no kids, and no friends except the imaginary ones that people create for her. Baby also comes with no family, kids, or friends but she was made to be cared for. Hooks...
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  • Barbie Doll - 558 Words
    I chose “Barbie Doll” by Marge Piercy as my poem to analyze. I selected it because it such a bold and powerful poem. The name caught my attention first off. I wanted to know why someone would name a poem after a child’s toy. The poem ended so much more seriously than a game of Barbie dolls would. To me it is about the pressure of society to look a certain way. That pressure has led girls into self-harm and suicide just like the girl in the poem. “Barbie Doll” was written in open form or free...
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  • The Barbie Doll - 709 Words
    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 30’s. It’s a story that’s starts out sounding like one we’ve all heard before. A young girl meets a boy and they fall in love, the girl graduates from high school. She has visions of a great career...
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  • Barbie-Q - 495 Words
    MINH TRAN – DMA # 1 Barbie-Q By Sandra Cisneros Cisneros opens her tale with a possessive pronoun: “yours”, which confounds readers and draw their immediate attention. Without delay, they are then brought into the world of Barbie Dolls: “yours is the one with mean eyes and a ponytail” and “mine is the one with bubble hair”. Here, we are overwhelmed with details of the dolls’ costumes - “Red Flair”, “sophisticated A-line coatdress with a Jackie Kennedy pillbox hat”, “white gloves”, etc. -...
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  • argumentative on barbie - 500 Words
     It has been 55 years since the first Barbie was born. Almost every girl in the world has had at least one Barbie in their life. Statistics show that every second at least 2 Barbies are sold around the world! Yet how is this perfect doll impacting millions of teenage girls and women’s around the world? While researching this topic I stumbled upon a very disturbing picture, this teenage girl was holding a Barbie and was comparing the doll to her body. What kind of messages are we sending to...
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  • The History of Barbie - 1468 Words
    BARBIE HISTORY Let me begin by telling a story. A young girl meets a boy and they fall in love. The girl graduates from high school. She had visions of a great career success in the real world. She wanted to go to college anyways because her parents thought traditional. The girl went to college and married the boy too. They raised two children, Barbie and Ken. They are the creators of the company Mattel and the makers of Barbie, Ruth and Elliot Handler. The reason of me telling you...
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  • Barbie Doll - 887 Words
    Margie Pearcy's "Barbie Doll" Margie Pearcy's "Barbie Doll" details the image that society projects upon and expects from its young female population. From an early age these young women struggle to conform to the standards that society has defined for them. The results often are disastrous, leading to emotional conflicts that are often difficult if not impossible to resolve. Beautiful, flawless dolls such as Barbie are frequently the first source of association that little girls have...
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  • Barbie. history - 1692 Words
    Barbie Purpose statement: The purpose of this speech is to inform the audience about Barbie. INTRODUCTION: 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 world at the American Toy Fair in New York City. II. Barbie has been an important part of the toy fashion doll market for fifty years. A. She has been the subject of numerous controversies and...
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  • The history of Barbie - 781 Words
    The History of Barbie. She’s a Nurse, Fashion Model, Astronaut, gymnast, and in the army. How could one girl play so many rolls? It’s Barbie... Barbie is a brand of doll representing a slim, shapely young woman, especially one with blond hair, blue eyes, and fair skin. Over 50 years Barbie has been the role model for many girls all around the world The 3 main points I will be talking about how Barbie was inspired, how she have changed over the years and the Barbie controversy. In 1959 Barbie...
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  • Barbie - Icon - 728 Words
    Barbie - ICON Barbie was first manufactured by Mattel in 1959, in an industry in which most products quickly come and go but Barbie’s longevity was unique. The “magical power” that this doll has is that she was made for kids and gave a balance between real, education, appearance, evolution and imagination. Barbie becomes a visual symbol for consumption of material goods, attention to physical appearance, voyeuristic sexuality, and a lifestyle focused on personal pleasure. The...
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  • Barbie History - 850 Words
    The Barbie Phenomenon of the 1960s Tall, skinny, blond, and beautiful Barbie has been a doll, influencing and changing the lives of many young girls for years. Even though she is considered a role model to many, some feminist do not see Barbie as a positive figure to growing girls. Over the past decades Barbie has created an empire of herself, friends, and accessories. Barbie has not only changed the doll world but, toy world also. Being one of the world’s most popular dolls, Barbie created...
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  • The Barbie Doll - 874 Words
    The Barbie Doll: Perfect in an Imperfect World Imagine long blonde hair, perfect tan skin, a tall slender body with perfect measurements and outfits that only accentuate the perfect features. It might be hard, or impossible, to bring to mind a human being who could fit these characteristics. If I were to say, long blonde hair, perfect tan skin, a tall, slender body with perfect measurements and outfits that only accentuate her plastic body, what comes to mind now? Young children have received...
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  • Barbie Doll - 926 Words
    Barbie Topic: Barbie General Function: To inform Specific purpose: To inform my audience of the history of the Barbie Doll. Organization Design: Topical Introduction Attention-Arousing and Orienting Material: When you think long hair, perfect skin, trendy clothes, and a rockin’ body, what comes to every little girls mind? Barbie of course! Credibility: As a child I...
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  • History of Barbie - 987 Words
    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 Barbara Handler (nicknamed Barbie). One day Barbie’s mother, Ruth, watch her daughter & friends play with paper cutouts of women, which were very popular at the time. Ruth realized all the dolls on...
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  • Barbie Analysis - 1639 Words
    Executive Summary Barbie has become one of the best selling toy brands in the world helping Mattel become one of the largest toy makers. Mattel has had much success with it popular Barbie dolls for over fifty years. However it seems every product has a life cycle and in recent years Barbie has begun to decline in popularity due to recent technological trends and stiff competition. Today young girls have become more interested in mp3 players and ipods rather than playing with dolls. At home and...
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  • Evolution of Barbie - 3088 Words
    Contents: • Introduction • Objective - Barbie evolution - Product development & Strategies - Success of Barbie - Barbie in the future • Key Issue o Changes in Barbie along with the American society o Barbie image against by feminist o Criticism against Barbie image by feminist • SWOT of Barbie • Option Analysis • Recommended option • Risk contingency • Conclusions • Bibliography Success story of Barbie The making of Barbie starts when a couple Ruth and Elliot Handler...
    3,088 Words | 9 Pages
  • Barbie Speech - 250 Words
    Attention Getter: -Can anyone tell me what American toy has been one of the top sellers ever since the 1950’s? -Everyone recognizes her face and logo but not many people know where she started or where she originated from. -Beautiful, smart, professional, & independent are just a few words to describe what she represents. -Picture: Most beloved American icon Barbie. You were either that person who dressed her up in fancy clothes and pushed her around in a hot pink convertible, or...
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  • Marketing and Barbie - 747 Words
    1- Describe Whirlpool’s global marketing strategy? Firstly, Whirlpool by acquiring Philips Electronics European appliance business for $1 billion, it’s become to known in global market. Whirlpool segment the market with duplicate the brand so I think they apply multibranding strategy such as Bauknecht,Ignis etc… They allways research and develop their products and they focus low-income country for achieving global market. 2- Summarize the role of market research in Whirlpool’s...
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  • barbie speech - 1032 Words
    Informative Speech: Barbie With more than 150 careers on her resume she has worked as a Nurse, lifeguard, dance teacher and even astronaut. Her popularity has spread throughout the world for decades. She is beautiful, talented and every little girl has yearned to have her. Who is this woman you may ask? Her name is Barbie. I will be speaking about the History, popularity, and controversies of the Barbie doll. The Barbie doll was invented by a woman named Ruth Handler in 1959. Ruth had a...
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  • History of Barbie - 1242 Words
    Rebekah Stiner Mrs. Gearhart Public Speaking 25 February, 2014 Informative Outline HISTORY OF BARBIE Introduction: Barbie is often seen today as a bad role model for girls. I would like to show how Barbie is actually a good role model for girls. This is because of how Barbie inspires girls to dream big, how she teaches girls to respect others, and how she is actually less feminist than many people think she is. I. HOW DID BARBIE COME TO BE? A. Ruth and Elliot Handler founded Mattel...
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  • Banning Barbie - 475 Words
    Barbara Millicent Roberts is a plastic doll with movable arms, legs and head. She was launched in 1959 and was the first doll in the United. Since her big debut in 1959, Barbie has been an icon, an image of little girls' dreams and in its development has been a reflection of American society. This can be seen in Barbie's wardrobe, career and her cultural view of the world. She was a role model for young girls in terms of hygiene and housewife equality, which she made ​​as a joyful experience....
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  • Is Barbie Harmful? - 963 Words
    Is Barbie Harmful to Young Girls? Blonde hair, blue eyes, business woman, rock star, princess and doctor, can you guess who? It’s Barbie. To be beautiful is to possess qualities that give great pleasure or satisfaction, and for most, Barbie is the epitome of beauty. For years Barbie has been a doll that has been living in the hands of girls of all ages. Some girls start getting Barbies as young as three years old and continue to collect these dolls sometimes into early adulthood. But are...
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  • The History of Barbie - 323 Words
    Mr. Russell SPC 0405: Evening Informative Outline Deborah Cooper The History of Barbie and How Profitable Collecting Her Can Be Speech Goal: I want my audience to know how Barbie came to be, and how collecting the different types can be profitable. Introduction Hook: I’m a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world. Life is plastic. It’s fantastic! Credibility: My name is Debbie Cooper, and I am a Barbie Collector. Thesis: Knowing the history behind...
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  • Barbie doll - 574 Words
    It amuses me how girls feel flattered when someone calls them a Barbie doll. I was “stalking” someone on Facebook and came across her wedding album; her friend had commented “Mashallah, you look beautiful, like a Barbie doll”. She had replied “thank you dear”. Let’s get into the logic of this comment. A standard Barbie doll is 11.5 inches tall, giving a height of 5 feet 9 inches in human terms. Barbie’s vital statistics as a human would be visibly distorted. She would look deformed and her...
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  • barbie doll - 522 Words
    Barbie Doll Around the World Barbie is the best-selling doll produced by Mattel, Inc., available in more than 150 countries. But the product is reaching maturity in the U.S. and, consequently, Mattel is looking to foreign markets as new profit sources. Mattel has struggled to apply a global strategy worldwide, primarily because Barbie is a culturally sensitive product. The doll has faced opposition on political, religious, and social grounds. In Egypt and Iran, Barbie faces competition from...
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  • Barbie Q - 572 Words
    In Sandra Cisneros's "Barbie-Q", a sudden abundance of flawed Barbie dolls makes the child narrator accepts her own identity and discards society's ideals of women. The initial storyworld is that of materialism and perfection. What the narrator values in her dolls and what she plays with them could be seen as a reflection of her own self image, of what she thinks she should look like and what kind of life she should live. From the first few lines of the story it becomes clear that the narrator...
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  • history of barbie - 1030 Words
    Title: history of Barbie Specific purpose: to inform my audience about the history of Barbie Introduction: how many of you watch the Barbie story? Is there anyone left on the planet that doesn't know what a Barbie doll is? I knew that everybody know about the story of Barbie, but how many of you know about history of Barbie? Now, I will give you the information about the history of Barbie. Barbie dolls are sold nearly worldwide. They have been the subject of numerous books and...
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  • History Of the Barbie - 1122 Words
    The Barbie Doll While some women felt that they were too provocative for their daughters to play with, Barbie Dolls have shaped America’s young girls and women for decade. Barbie has an “I can do it all!” attitude, which inspiring to many young girls while growing up. Though there have been some changes over the years, Barbie is a bona fide, worldwide icon. Ruth Handler was the creator of Barbie Dolls. She and her husband, Elliot, founded the company Mattel in 1945. Ruth was inspired by her...
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  • Innovation and Barbie - 540 Words
    1. Why has Barbie been so successful? According to Professor Paul Burns, The answer lies in innovative marketing and product extension. Barbie’s appealing design, high quality manufacturing, and detailed features are what distinguishes this doll from all the others and has lead Barbie to thrive for more than half a century. Another important business strategy for Barbie has been the bringing in of accessories for each Barbie doll. Every year, different Barbie dolls are introduced, with...
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  • The History of the Barbie Doll - 539 Words
    The History of the Barbie Doll Introduction I. A woman named Ruth Handler invented the world’s most iconic doll, “Barbie”, in 1959. II. While many of us know of the Barbie doll, not many of us know very much about her and her significance. Thesis Statement: The origins of the Barbie doll, it’s success, and its significance and impact on the world. Body I. The origins of the Barbie doll. A. Barbie was created during the golden age of American post-World War II. B. Ruth...
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  • Barbie: The Successful Baby Doll
    Barbie: The American Girl Goes Global Barbie which is produced by Mattle is the most known and successful baby doll all around the world. So there is a reason underlying this success. Firstly, Mattel’s global marketing strategy involves adapting fashion trends and cultural differences to its product. Since, Barbie has been successfully adapted to cultural differences in the United States, Mattel tried to adopt a regiocentric approach for Western European market. However, Mattel improved a...
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  • History of Barbie Dolls - 405 Words
    The History of By Rhyan Beaman Significance in The Sweet Hereafter In this novel by Russell Banks, a girl named Nichole Burnell is crippled and spends the last summer of her “childhood” playing with Barbie dolls with her little sister, Jennie. I think little girls playing with Barbie dolls are trying to grow up, because Barbie is a young adult and has a fully developed body, wears makeup, and drives. She also engages in many different careers, making her a role model to young girls. I think...
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  • History of Barbie Dolls - 1526 Words
    Barbie Dolls 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 own daughter enjoyed playing with adult dolls as much as she did baby dolls. At that time, though, most adult dolls were paper or cardboard. Handler suggested an adult fashion doll to her husband. The...
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  • Traditional Indian Barbie - 318 Words
    INTRODUCING INDIAN BARBIE DOLL IN INDIA. INTRODUCTION This advertising campaign report is on product INDIAN BARBIE DOLL manufactured by Mattel Inc. Barbie was launched in March 1959. American bussiness women Ruth Handler (1961 to 2002) is credited with the creation of doll using German doll called Bild Lili as her inspiration. Ruth Handler often watched her daughter Barbara at a pay with dolls, that she often enjoyed giving them the adult role. At the time most children toy doll was...
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  • Informative Speech - Barbie - 934 Words
    Speech Outline To inform the audience about Barbie Doll March 27, 2014 I. Introduction: 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 Barbie!! B. With her good looks, charm, and charisma, she won audiences over in record time. C. Preview of Main Points: 1. First, I will discuss the Origination of Barbie. 2. Second, I will...
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  • Plastic Surgery and Barbie - 717 Words
    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 for the past fifty years; Barbie was based off of a German prostitute comic strip character named Lili. She was meant to be a steady outlet for young girls dreams and an constant changing reflection of...
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  • Forms Of Literature: Barbie Doll
    Stephanie Nrekic Professor Rinaldo Forms of Literature “Barbie Doll” American culture encompasses today’s traditions, ideals, customs, beliefs, values, and innovations. In Marge Piercys poem entitled “Barbie Doll”, the title emphasizes the theme of the poem which is that girls are ultimately influenced by society’s limited definitions of feminine behavior and beauty. In this poem Piercy conveys the cultural and societal expectations that American culture places on children these days,...
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  • Dangers of Barbie Girl - 1387 Words
    Dangers of Barbie Girl Toys started out as children’s entertainment, but have toys always just been for entertainment? Or can they affect the way a child develops, or interprets the world around them? The toys you play with as a child send messages that can influence your idea of what is socially acceptable. Toys teach you how to become who you are because of the roles they play. Media plays a major role in that, if you have a certain toy that comes out in a TV series, you play with the toy...
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  • Barbie Doll Poetry Essay
    Society’s Impact When you claim to be ugly society tells you that you’re beautiful and when you say that you’re beautiful society tells you that you are conceited. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson) Society tells us what we should be, who we should be, what we should look and act like and what is perfect. Too many woman try to fit this ideal of what we should be based on media and society in an...
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  • Barbie - Actions and Consequences - 794 Words
    The creation of a worldwide icon is bound to be a controversial issue. Ruth Handler created the Barbie Doll in 1959 for her daughter, Barbara, to play with, and it spun into huge proportions. Handler's action of creating Barbie has influenced the way girl's play and children's perceptions of womanhood and femininity. However, some groups believe that these perceptions have been altered for the worse, and have retaliated. There have been consequences such as gender role stereotyping, "Barbie...
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  • Our Barbie Ourselves - 287 Words
    Summary of Our Barbie's, Ourselves In "Our Barbie's, Ourselves" Emily Prager discover that Barbie was created by a man; inventor and designer Jack Ryan (para1). Emily Prager acknowledges that Barbie appeared about the same time during the feminist movement when women fought equality and small breast were king. Prager examines three...
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  • Barbie is a bad role model
    Topic: Barbie is a bad role model for young children. Specific purpose: To persuade my COMM 110 class that Barbie has a negative influence on young children. Central idea: Barbie is a bad role model for young children, because of Barbie’s unrealistic body proportions and unattainable lifestyle. Young girls become aware of their physical appearance and become insecure, and this can lead to long term effects. INTRODUCTION Attention-getter: According to an article by Sloan Crosley,...
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  • Barbie Cultural Icon - 1213 Words
    Barbie: Cultural Icon, New Age Guru or Blonde Bimbo? She’s 56 years old, but hasn’t aged a day; her hair hasn’t turned gray; she hasn’t gained a pound; and she’s been number one nearly all her life. It’s Barbie, of course. Introduced in 1959 as a teenager, Barbie turned 40 in 1999. Throughout her life, she’s enraged feminists and mothers and warmed the hearts of millions of little girls. No matter how her revile her, she bounces back. Initially, just a blonde teenager, Barbie has...
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  • Barbie and Ken Speech - 358 Words
    Barbra Millicent Roberts, better known as Barbie, was first introduced in 1959. This new doll sold for $3.00, and became the new toy that every little girl (or boy) wanted. Two years after Barbie was introduced, Ken Carson was introduced to the doll family in 1961. Barbie & Ken may be a fun toy to have, but are highly judged for not being reality. Today I will talk about Barbie & Ken’s history and their history as a couple. Barbie is a fashion doll who is manufactured by the American...
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  • barbie doll by marge piercy
    From the time girls are born through adulthood they are raised to conform to specific social roles. Little girls are expected to grow up becoming perfect feminine beauties created to bare children and care for their homes and husbands. Barbie Doll by Marge Piercy is a poem that that highlights these social roles in comparison to a doll. The first thing that comes to mind after reading the title is a Barbie doll. A Barbie doll: unrealistic perfection of hair, body, belongings, and...
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  • Toy Assignment: Barbie Doll
    Toy Assignment The Barbie doll is in general is a very controversial doll but over the years specific Barbie dolls have attracted more attention and created more criticism than usual. Many people see the Barbie dolls below as negative innovations in history with very negative effects on young children. Any doll helps to promote creative thinking, role-playing, and social interactivity. It can be wonderful for a child to escape into a fantasy world, and parents can learn a lot about their...
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  • Barbie vs. Bratz - 450 Words
    At fifty years old, Barie has done it all. You name it, she has done. Barbie is an international household name. But at 50 years old, Barbie may just need to concede to younger models. Is Barbie’s trouble because she’s too old or is it because of competition? The WSJ is highlighting competition as one of Barbie’s troubles. The Bratz doll created by MGA entertainment whose urban style is a trendier hip hop fashion the Liv dolls and Moxie Girlz are the competition that is sending Barbie’s...
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  • "Barbie Doll" by Marge Piercy
    The poem, "Barbie Doll", is about a girl who was growing up in a society which regard highly of female beauty. The title illustrates that most females were expected to be like Barbie dolls. These dolls cast pressure on the girl to be like supermodel. In this story, the girl failed to meet the standards of society and viewed as a social outcast.The first paragraph describes a growing girl who was presented with dolls, miniature GE stoves, irons and lipsticks. This will ensure that the girl will...
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  • Mattel’s Barbie Industry Analysis
    Mattel’s Barbie Industry Analysis Mandy Hope April 4, 2011 Every second 2.5 Barbie dolls are sold. This contributes to sales of more than $1.5 billion U.S. annually, making Mattel’s Barbie the most successful doll in history. By the year 2000, Barbie and all accessories had become more than half of Mattel’s toy sales. Despite several other companies promoting Barbie-like dolls, their management showed little fear. All believed that the American public was so engrained with the brand...
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  • Marketing Barbie Case - 7221 Words
    The Business of Barbie® Izabel Falcão do Rego Barros Feb/Mar 1998 last revised February99 Contents • Summary • Mattel and Barbie - a quite long story • The toy market in the late 50’s and 60’s • Shaping strategy with design: 70’s and 80’s • The 90’s and the second breakthrough • The near future • Learning from Barbie Summary Figure 1 Barbie#1 At the end of the 1990s, the timeless Barbie, an 11 1/2" doll, is America's number one best-selling toy in the...
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  • Analysis on Poem Barbie Doll
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