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This Monkstown home is a serene dream, yet still perfectly suited to the demands of family life
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Can Barbie 2.0 break the ‘cute-to-be-dumb’ chains?


by Amanda Cassidy
24th Jul 2023

Is the new Barbie era sparked by the movie a bright pink convertible car crash, or an updated reflection of the cultural mood of our times?

I’m writing this with my bubble-gum pink nails tap-taping on the keyboard and my blonde waves hanging down around  my shoulders. While I’m no perfect ten, there’s no denying the blue-eyed, tiny-waisted 11.5-inch Mattel phenomenon has been a big influence on how we view ourselves. For almost seventy years, a doll has been at the centre of countless differences in opinion about who women are, who they should be, how they look and what they...

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