Ken, a symbol?

Contributed by Lehalle

Ken is a male doll, created in USA by Mattel (1961) to be a friend for the most famous female doll in the world:Barbie.But Mattel did not succeed, with him : Ken never was a boy's doll, neither the favorite of girlie's dolls.Ken, in this way, is for me the symbol of the progress of Womans Lib, but over all a symbol of our world of complexity. Because Barbie is not a model, and Woman's Lib globaly failed in the global world, since 1961...

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Location

In a Factory, Matell Factory (

Culture
Period

1961

Theme
Size
H:
30cm
W:
7cm
D:
4cm
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