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Barbie as fashionista

Despite complaints she heard from feminists of her generation, 63-year-old Debbie Klein never saw the Barbie doll as the root of body dysmorphia. Nor did she see her as an oppressive plastic priestess dictating that a woman’s place was in a dream house with Ken.

Instead, what Klein saw in Barbie was a jetsetter. A woman who didn’t need a man to have a life filled with a satisfying career, travel, and especially tasteful fashion.

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