Can the ‘Inspiring Women’ Barbie doll series be the answer to gender justice?

Can the ‘Inspiring Women’ Barbie doll series be the answer to gender justice?

Amelia Earhart (left), Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (centre), and mathematician Katherine Johnson, part of the ‘Inspiring Women’ Barbie doll line from Mattel. Photo: AP New Delhi: Mattel, the manufacturer of the iconic Barbie doll, seems to have a canny finger on the pulse of the moment. Just as “inclusion rider” is rolling off the tongues of people across the world, thanks to Frances McDormand’s Oscar speech, and the chorus around the #MeToo movement grows on the internet, it has announced a new line of products that will elevate its own ‘wokeness’…

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