Gendered toys prove we're a long way from equal play
Not just a model or babysitter anymore
Target will definitely not remove Barbie from its shelves, even though she epitomizes girls-only marketing. Launched in 1959, the doll comes in pink or purple packaging, and many have criticized it for propagating unrealistic body images among little girls. But, career-wise at least, Barbie has set a positive example: She's been an astronaut, a surgeon and a special education teacher.