Have you seen Toy Story 3? I found it hilarious when all of a sudden Barbie gave evil Lotso Bear that anti-fascist speech. So nope, she's not just a pretty face, okay? OMG, Barbie did not kill feminism. My Barbie-loving little girl and I even caught her raising funds for a cultural cause. Barbie modeled couture by Filipino designers and proceeds from the auctioned dolls went to Ballet Philippines.
By Mitzi Quilendrino-Bustos
These pictures were taken at The Podium a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, the exhibit is over, but we're showing you some of our favorites...
By Ivarluski Aseron
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By James Reyes
Chicha liked this dress with really loud orange flowers--probably meant for the Santacruzan. I didn't get to take pictures of that though because it made my eyes hurt. Here's another favorite of hers, which I didn't mind shooting...
By Patrice Ramos-Diaz
So if you look past the perfect face and impossible body, Barbie isn't such a bad role model. The little girls do love her, the clothes, the long blond hair and the pink dream house. Still, Barbie does have to thank certain moms and dads -- and some smart, funny folks at Pixar -- for putting her in context.