Taken from this week's Popbitch email:
"Barbie is the top toy for girls in the US this
year. Nice to see feminism is alive and well."
Just to extend on this quote, the rise in 'fem feminism' could attribute to large sales numbers for Barbie. Or it could be the US is reinforcing tradition gender stereotypes. For Christmas, girls get a plastic blonde to aspire to whilst boys receive 'manly' toys such as cars and pesudo power tools.