Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Barbie Nation

Growing up my sister and I had tons of Barbies. I remember pulling out boxes from under our beds filled with dolls, clothing, and accessories. We would create towns, homes, and lives for these dolls. We would dress them up, do their hair, and rip off their legs. The Barbie boxes quietly left our lives as we grew up, finding a home in the damp basement, and although we were not huge collectors Barbie was part of our childhood. This wed Dec. 6th the documentary about the cult of Barbie directed by Susan Stern will be shown at Harvard's Radcliffe College Room. To be followed by discussions.

The Barbie doll is not just the world's most popular toy, she's a Rorschach test, revealing attitudes about sexuality, body image, gender roles and creativity.

"Barbie Nation: An Unauthorized Tour."
Wed., Dec. 6
6 p.m.

Schlesinger Library
Radcliffe College Room
10 Garden St. (617) 495-8647.

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