Barbie selected for QM1 as role models change
Eitelberg, Mark J.
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An article discussing the changing role models and attitudes of younf women as reflected in the introduction of Army Barbie, Air Force Barbie and Navy Barbie dolls for children. The author's commentary discusses the differences in each service's approach to the dolls, and their importance as part of the culture, as much an American institution as a toy. The author notes that the manufacturer's willingness to accept the attitude that the military is an acceptable career choice for young women, and reflects that in their choice to introduce the military-styled dolls.