Published: Thu, March 08, 2018
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Barbie debuts new "Inspiring Women" dolls

Barbie debuts new

In a press release to U.S. media, senior vice president and general manager for Barbie Lisa McKnight said that this 2018 rollout is their biggest lineup to date.

The new dolls came after Mattel, maker of Barbie, conducted a survey of 8,000 mothers around the globe and found that 86% are anxious about the kind of role models their daughters are exposed to.

People are most excited about the new Frida Kahlo doll.

Barbie isn't without controversy, especially as it relates to unrealistic body images, however, the message of Barbie continues to evolve with the times and aims to show that girls can grow up to be whatever they want to be.

Johnson is known as the mathematician that broke through the glass ceiling for Black women in mathematics by calculating complex trajectories for NASA. The 14 modern-day role model dolls are not now available for sale just yet.

Also included will be professional golfer Lorena Ochoa, journalist Martyna Wojciechowska, soccer player Sara Gama, actress and philanthropist Xiaotong Guan, ballerina Yuan Tan, and fashion designer and entrepreneur Vicky Martin.

The latest line of dolls each honour women who excel in their respective fields.

Since his death Bindi, her brother Robert and their mother Terri have remained dedicated to animal conservation.

Toymaker Mattel, whose Barbie dolls have in the past drawn criticism for promoting harmful stereotypes, said on Tuesday it hoped the Adams doll would inspire girls to achieve greatness.

Patty Jenkins may not have been nominated for an Oscar, but the Wonder Woman director is still taking home a statuette of sorts. Kahlo is a Mexican artist who is known for her feminism and unique painting style.

This is wildlife warrior Bindi Irwin like you've never seen her a Barbie doll.

You know, real historical badass women who are heroic and worth celebrating instead of plastic representations of Hugh Hefner's questionable aesthetic empire.

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