• Vaccinologist Sarah Gilbert Honoured With Barbie Doll

    Over the last few years, Mattel, the company behind Barbie, have had somewhat of a “wokeover”. Departing from the appearance-focused, white-skinned, blond-haired, stick-thin mould that has long been associated with Barbie, the company has clearly been trying hard to become more inclusive. Rosie Pinder discusses the latest step in this...
  • Barbie’s New Bod

    Since the original ‘Barbie’ doll was dropped in 1959, multiple editions of the popular toy have been rolled out as new styles and societal attitudes have evolved. The 1st of March marked the simultaneous release of thirty-three editions of the doll, which include three new body types, seven skin tone...