Kristina Murkett

The problem with Barbie’s feminist makeover

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Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert with the new Barbie (Image: Shutterstock)

It looks like Barbie is having another makeover: last week toy maker Mattel announced that they were launching a range of dolls to honour women in STEM, making miniature models of pioneers such as US healthcare workers Amy O’Sullivan and Dr Audrey Cruz, Canadian doctor and campaigner Dr Chika Stacy Oriuwa, and – of course – Oxford vaccine designer Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert.

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