Extreme Right Wing Fascist Oppressor Barbie has always been my favourite: Is Barbie a feminist icon?

Extreme Right Wing Fascist Oppressor Barbie has always been my favourite.

Barbie’s latest designer will visit a Canadian university this week to debate the popular doll’s feminist credentials.

While the toy is blamed by many for negatively affecting girls’ body image, the plastic figure is admired by some as a feminist role model reinvented with a variety of skin tones and body types.

Alison Halsall, assistant professor in York University’s Department of Humanities, has organized a screening of 2018 documentary ‘Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie’ ahead of a chat with toy company Mattel’s vice president and head of Barbie design Kim Culmone.

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