Protesters Don't Scare Barbie, but Innovation Should

A Barbie doll is burned on a cross during the opening of the Barbie Dreamhouse in Berlin on May 16 Photograph by Jens Kalaene/EPA

With her popularity waning, Barbie hit the road this week on a global campaign to burnish her brand. On her first stop, in Berlin, her life-size Dreamhouse attraction was promptly picketed by an “Occupy” movement protesting the “marketing strategies that allocate a limited gender role to young girls.”

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