Vatican Newspaper Makes the Case for “Bald Barbie”

L’Osservatore Romano, the official newspaper of the Vatican, is asking toy manufacturer Mattel Inc. to consider marketing a “Bald Barbie doll.” Barbie—Mattel’s tall, buxom doll that has been a fashion icon since the 1960s—has evolved with the culture. Her friend Becky uses a wheelchair, but Becky doesn’t feel sorry for herself; no, au contraire, Becky’s happily productive and serves as the school photographer. Last year, I wrote about Tokidoki Barbie, a modern-day tart who sports tat … [Read more...]

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