I recently watched a documentary about Abercrombie and Fitch.
I remembered when this controversy erupted and how unapologetic the CEO was about his discriminatory practices until the board replaced him.
He was very “Southern California,” according to the documentary, in his views that only pretty, blond, >size 4, and fit frat boy type only were accepted. If any other race was hired, they were put on the schedule at night or given very few hours.
This started a discussion about race, body sizes, and inclusion with my daughter, who collects Barbie dolls.
Barbie has come very far.
We all remember the 90-degree angled arm Barbie with the rubber legs that only bent about 30 degrees--frustrating. She was blonde and blue-eyed. Black Barbies were just a darker version of the blond ones.
Don't get me started about Ken. Good grief.
Not anymore. My daughter employs all Barbie types and sizes as her models. :) These ladies also have full range of motion. I wish I had all of these choices when I was younger.
Why? Do you enjoy traveling? Photography aesthetics? Did you love playing with Barbie dolls? It's fun and fresh mindless entertainment.
She adds to it regularly. She sews all the clothes and likes to practice her photography by posing them in various locations. These Barbie models travel all over the U.S and the world.
Some of them just returned from Austin.
Guess where they will be traveling to next?