- Barbie: The Female's Icon
January 1, 1959 New York, New York Barbie, Toys, Feminism, Femininity, Second Wave Feminism
The eyes of little girls widened everywhere, as they witnessed the TV debut of a beloved toy. Finally, there was a doll that resembled a “grown up girl” and not a baby. Already an icon of beauty by the time of her TV commercial, Mattel's marketing emphasized the dolls mature face and figure that had made her famous: “Barbie is small and so petite, her clothes and figure look so neat.”...