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Where do you stand on Barbie?

December 20, 2009

This week, IBJ Style columnist Gabrielle Poshadlo and I had very different views on the new Children's Museum's exhibition celebrating Mattel's Barbie dolls. See the story thus far here. And you can find more info on the show itself here.

We invite you to join in on the discussion. Click on the links above --or visit the exhibition itself -- and give us your reaction. 

What has been the impact Barbie has had on young girls?

Does her place in toy history justify a place in such a major exhibition (running into 2011)?

Are such sponsored exhibitions necessary evils, wise ways of doing business in tough economic times, or win-wins that enhance the offerings at the Museum without any downside?

We look forward to reading--and commenting on--your thoughts.

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