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Makers of childhood toy create diversity

Makers of childhood toy create diversity

Tamar Gewirtz

October 30, 2019

As the world progresses in our understanding and inclusion of diversity, companies have been adjusting to new societal standards. It has been stepping up their game to show their support and encourage these changes. This includes Barbie: the beloved childhood toy. Growing up as a child, I loved the Barbie do...

Barbie to release hijab-wearing doll in 2018

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Yonit Krebs and Yonah Davis

December 27, 2017

On Nov. 13 at the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Summit, Mattel launched a new doll in its Shero, female hero, collection. The doll is modeled after Ibtihaj Muhammed, an Olympic medal-winning fencer who was the first American to compete wearing a hijab, according to Mattel. According to Mattel’s Barbie website, other Shero dolls include Oly...

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