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Title  Barbie’s Beginnings  Topic:  The history of Barbie Specific Purpose:  To inform the reader how the invention of the Barbie doll was  inspired. Thesis:  We will learn how Barbie doll became the best selling doll of all time and  dominated the toy market. Introduction  Barbie was invented by Ruth Handler, whom along side her husband  started the toy company Mattel. At the time, girl toys were very limited, they were geared more towards domesticated roles such as a homemaker or a mother hence baby dolls. A  comic strip character that was a call girl inspired the original Barbie doll. Ruth Handler  named the doll after her daughter Barbara.  Body  I. Ruth Handler envisioned Barbie as a doll that could show girls that they had  options and can hold many different career roles, but getting Barbie to market was a challenge. Ruth Handler had to convince her husband and the male dominated 
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