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Barbie Takes Another Move Towards Diversity with Disabled Dolls

Barbie takes a lot of criticism. Her body proportions are unrealistic, and it’s been said that if she were an actual woman, she wouldn’t have the body mass to menstruate (kinda puts the breaks on the pregnancy Barbies, doesn’t it? Did anyone else have one of those? They were WEIRD). …

I Raised My Children to Be Feminists Without Realising

In many ways we were a very traditional family. I stayed at home and ran the house and the kids, whilst my husband worked long hours and travelled a lot with his career. But when I really think about it, we weren’t so traditional. My husband always did the main …

Life in Plastic is Fantastic: Barbie the Unlikely Vlogger

A pretty blonde California girl sitting in her bedroom talking to her camera doesn’t exactly sound like a new and interesting concept for a vlog, but there is something a little different about it when that girl is Barbara Roberts… also known as Barbie. Yes, that Barbie. She has a …

Fidget Spinners: More Than Just a Fad?

If you have a working internet connection or you are acquainted with anybody under the age of ten then you have no doubt heard of and potentially been annoyed by fidget spinners. Like all playground crazes schools have already started banning them but, unlike loom bands or Pokemon cards, fidget …