On March 9, 1959, “Barbie” was born. Since then, “It is estimated that over a billion Barbie dolls have been sold worldwide in over 150 countries, with Mattel claiming that three Barbie dolls are sold every second.” (Wikipedia) The iconic doll which has become symbolic of the unique American materialistic culture has been the object of both communal desire and controversy. The doll's critics have claimed, “the doll gave girls