Posts tagged history
The Great Barbie Debate: 1959 to 2016

As of 2016, the debate has continued even further, with Mattel unveiling new Barbie dolls in three new body shapes -- petite, tall and curvy -- with seven options of skin tone. The new body types have the potential to impact both girls’ and boys' expectations of body image, says Florence Williams, a visiting scholar at George Washington University's public health school and author of Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History.

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Where Are All The Ladies In STEM?

With the stereotyping of girls interested in science as nerdy, the lack of encouragement to pursue STEM degrees, and field issues of sexual harassment and fetishization, girls are conditioned to pursue fields other than physics, math, computer science, etc. from the beginning of their education, and this isn’t even the start of the problem.

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