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Barbie has become a much vilified symbol of the unrealistic beauty expectations placed on women -- especially women of color. However, it has also been lauded as expanding the role of women. By dressing Barbie in sophisticated, stylish outfits ranging from business suits to traditional garments from around the world, it enabled young girls to imagine themselves as something other than a mother.
Bibliography: Vare, Ethlie Ann and Greg Ptacek. Patently Female. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2002. Print.
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