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The American Heritage Dictionary defines a fad as A custom style etc that many people are interested in for a short period of time Webster 486 However even though a fad generally lasts for a short while few fads have lingered and become infamous characteristics of America itself The Cabbage Patch doll differed from any other baby doll up until the 80s simply because you didnt just buy one you adopted one Each doll came with a birth certificate and adoption papers and like children no two Cabbage Patch dolls were alike as the result of computer generated molds for each doll Cabbage Patch Dolls 1 With this new take on dolls little girls had a new sense of responsibility attached to their toy because it was officially theirs Even though the Cabbage Patch doll craze only stuck around until the late 1980s 1 they were one of the millions of fads that America has seen On the flip side of the coin owning a Barbie didnt just give the owner a sense of increased responsibility it opened up a new world to the eyes of little girls A world where a woman could do anything be anything or live her life in anyway she wanted to This was something that was unheard of especially in the early years of Barbie when women were seen as low figures in society Barbie was one of the fads that survived the test of time and has been immortalized as an aspect of American pop culture by appearing on Hallmark greeting cards E-Cards and Cards 1 in McDonalds Happy Meals CoolToyscom 2 and on Hallmark Christmas tree ornaments Augustniyak 108 Barbie has reflected a womens changing place in society familiar and cultural values at specific 2 times and trends in fashion She has become more then just a doll Barbie is a sometimes-controversial iconthat has also been a role model for generations of young girls
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