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Blogger & Medical Scientist Creates “Hijarbie” Doll To Foster Positive Awareness For Muslim Girls

Blogger & Medical Scientist Creates “Hijarbie” Doll To Foster Positive Awareness For Muslim Girls

It’s hard to imagine that with the lengths Mattel are going to, to give Barbie a makeover that is more relevant to the current culture of girls, women and female […]

Family Life

Politics & Gamers & Olympic Gymnasts, Oh My! Mattel Pushes Barbie Into Role Model Territory

Politics & Gamers & Olympic Gymnasts, Oh My! Mattel Pushes Barbie Into Role Model Territory

While many people were getting excited at the thought of an all-female ticket with Hillary Clinton and her speculated Vice Presidential pick in Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren as they spent […]

Family Life

Our Message To Mothers About Mattel’s New Diverse Barbie Collection

Our Message To Mothers About Mattel’s New Diverse Barbie Collection

We’ve got to hand it to Mattel with this one. After a series of epic fails, it is worth giving the world’s most popular doll manufacturer some credit where credit […]

Family Life

Do These Recent Barbie Campaigns Indicate A More Empowering Direction For Mattel?

Do These Recent Barbie Campaigns Indicate A More Empowering Direction For Mattel?

It’s no secret that we have been fairly critical of Barbie’s presence in young girls’ lives. With the Mattel-produced doll line overwhelmingly dominating the toy market compared to any other […]

Family Life

A Range Of Black Dolls From South Africa That Step Up The Diversity Stakes? Yes Please!

A Range Of Black Dolls From South Africa That Step Up The Diversity Stakes? Yes Please!

If you’re read any of our coverage of emerging doll brands that are seeking to break the mold on what dolls should look like, you will be familiar with the […]

Entertainment, Family Life

New Netflix Show ‘Project Mc2’ Aiming To Make STEM Cool For Girls

New Netflix Show ‘Project Mc2’ Aiming To Make STEM Cool For Girls

We have no doubt that back in 1905 when Albert Einstein submitted a paper with his now famous equation E=Mc2 relating to mass and energy, he had no idea that […]

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Dolls With Disabilities Are Diversifying The Toy Industry’s Narrow Portrayal Of “Normal”

Dolls With Disabilities Are Diversifying The Toy Industry’s Narrow Portrayal Of “Normal”

There are numerous studies which show kids as young as 6 start to shape their ideals and views of the world. And when you think about the influences that are […]

Family Life

Is Barbie’s ‘Sheroes’ Collection Finally A Step In The Right Direction For Mattel?

Is Barbie’s ‘Sheroes’ Collection Finally A Step In The Right Direction For Mattel?

Barbie hasn’t exactly had the best reputation over the past couple of years. With the introduction of more positive and empowering competitors such as Lammily and Goldieblox, it is not […]

Family Life

Is Barbie’s ‘Be Super’ Campaign Enough To Rescue The Doll From It’s Image Crisis?

Is Barbie’s ‘Be Super’ Campaign Enough To Rescue The Doll From It’s Image Crisis?

Here’s the latest installment in the Barbie makeover saga. She is no longer a doll trying out over 150 different careers, gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine or updating […]

Contributors

How Ingrained Are The Unrealistic Standards Barbie Has Inflicted On Young Girls?

How Ingrained Are The Unrealistic Standards Barbie Has Inflicted On Young Girls?

By Veronica Granja-Sierra As women, I’m sure we can all agree that Barbie was among our first or second most favorite childhood toy growing up. I’m also almost positive that […]

Family Life

Better Than Barbie: The Hillary Clinton Action Figure Campaign Already In Full Swing

Better Than Barbie: The Hillary Clinton Action Figure Campaign Already In Full Swing

Yes Hillary, we’ve been asking ourselves the same thing. How on earth has Barbie managed to dupe us into thinking she is even remotely close to being a real role […]

Boys We Like, Family Life

Nigerian Man Creates ‘Queens Of Africa’ Dolls To Battle Barbie’s Homogeneity

Nigerian Man Creates ‘Queens Of Africa’ Dolls To Battle Barbie’s Homogeneity

Barbie used to be arguably the most popular toy for young girls. But a growing unrest over the stereotyped and homogenous attributes of the doll has made other toy manufacturers […]

Family Life

Lammily: The Realistically-Proportioned Doll Set To Trounce Barbie’s Reign

Lammily: The Realistically-Proportioned Doll Set To Trounce Barbie’s Reign

Thinking of a good gift idea to give a young girl who is a fan of dolls? Forget Barbie, because there is a new doll in town. Say hello to […]

Family Life

Barbie Really CAN Be A Computer Engineer In This Remix Of Her Controversial Book

Barbie Really CAN Be A Computer Engineer In This Remix Of Her Controversial Book

You’ve probably seen plenty of posts on your Facebook feed of people complaining about that Barbie book by Mattel which claimed Barbie is far too incompetent to be a computer […]

Entertainment

One Woman’s Awesome Take On The Barbie BS We’ve Grown Used To

One Woman’s Awesome Take On The Barbie BS We’ve Grown Used To

We all know Barbie is not the best role model for girls, and manufacturer Mattel is starting to see that. Thanks to a plethora of information widely available on the […]