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“I’ll need Steven’s and Brian’s help to turn it into a real game,” she said.

In 2016, Mattel launched the “Fashionista” Barbie line, which included curvier body types and different skin tones, facial features and hair textures. There are now 176 dolls with the new additions unveiled this week.

In 2019, Mattel began selling Barbies in wheelchairs and claimed that over half of all dolls sold by the company came from a diverse set of backgrounds. That year, the top-selling doll almost every week was a curvy black Barbie with an Afro, according to a Mattel spokeswoman.

That same year, Mattel announced that sales of Barbie had reached a five-year high.

“Mattel is really catching up with the times and realizing that more than 50 percent of children are from backgrounds other than white families,” said Rebecca Hains, a professor of media and communication at Salem State University in Massachusetts and author of “The Princess Problem: Guiding Our Girls through the Princess-Obsessed Years.”

She added, “If they want to keep that market share, they need to do what they’re doing now.”

Lisa McKnight, senior vice president and general manager of Mattel’s Barbie and dolls portfolio, said the doll line “continues to evolve to better reflect the world girls see around them.”

“We know our efforts are resonating with eight consecutive quarters of growth,” she said in a statement.

These advancements in diversity aside, consumers should remember that Barbie dolls still do not truly reflect the population, said David Hagenbuch, a professor of marketing at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

The faces are still perfectly symmetrical, the noses pert, and the bodies, while not all reed-thin anymore, are still not reflective of real American bodies, he said.

Can a few moments spent with a Barbie doll ruin your life?

There’s a very disturbing story circulating today about the evil power of Barbie dolls.

Some sample headlines:

“Dolled up or working, Barbie crushes girls’ career dreams, study says” – The Los Angeles Times
“Playing with Barbie limits career choices for girls, study says” – The Toronto Sun
“Barbie might be a dream killer, new study suggests” – UPI
“Barbie: A toy with a lasting influence” – The Register Guard
“Barbie crushes girls’ career aspirations” – Daily Life

“Wow!” you’re thinking. “They’ve finally done it. They’ve proven what Barbie detractors have been saying for years – that Barbie Dolls have a direct and measurable impact on little girls’ psychological development.

“And, of course, the researchers did some sort of long-term controlled longitudinal study in order to measure such an impact, right?”

You’d be forgiven for jumping to this seemingly logical conclusion. But you would be wrong.

The study?

According to the press release from Oregon State University:

    “ Girls ages 4 to 7 were randomly assigned to play with one of three dolls: a fashion Barbie with dress and high-heeled shoes; a career Barbie with a doctor’s coat and stethoscope; or a Mrs. Potato Head with accessories such as purses and shoes. Mrs. Potato Head was selected as a neutral doll because the toy is similar in color and texture, but doesn’t have the sexualized characteristics of Barbie.

    After a few minutes of play, the girls were asked if they could do any of 10 occupations when they grew up. They were also asked if boys could do those jobs. Half of the careers were traditionally male-dominated and half were female-dominated.
    Girls who played with Barbie thought they could do fewer jobs than boys could do. But girls who played with Mrs. Potato Head reported nearly the same number of possible careers for themselves and for boys.

    There was no difference in results between girls who played with a Barbie wearing a dress and the career-focused, doctor version of the doll.”

To recap: They handed some little girls either Barbie Dolls or Mrs. Potato Heads, then after a few minutes, quizzed them about potential careers, and drew from that the conclusion that it’s the Barbie Dolls that impacted their responses.

Study author, Aurora Sherman, an associate professor at Oregon State’s department of psychology, published her findings in the journal Sex Roles. She says, “Playing with Barbie has an effect on girls’ ideas about their place in the world. It creates a limit on the sense of what’s possible for their future. While it’s not a massive effect, it is a measurable and statistically significant effect.”

Wow, that’s a lot of conclusion to draw from giving 37 girls five minutes of Barbie playtime.

These little girls have entire lives of experience from which to draw, full of all kinds of influences. You can’t make that suggestion based on a few minutes of play. It’s a ludicrous suggestion. Also, I wonder why Mrs. Potato Head led them to believe they had broader horizons. Was one of the career options “Giant potato shaped head with removable features?”

Perhaps it would have been a more telling study had the girls chosen their own toys and if the outcome had been that those who chose Barbies had more limited views of their future options. Perhaps not.

This is one of the worst cases of the media running with a sensational headline I have ever seen.

I’m not saying Barbie doesn’t have a measurable, negative impact on young girls. I have no idea whether she does or not. But I am saying that this study isn’t the one that proves it.

There have been other studies that suggest no impact. Those dealing with body image issues – by far the most common Barbie-related subject – include one by John Worobey at Rutgers, who found that, among 254 undergraduates surveyed, “Neither age of acquisition or number of Barbies owned had a significant impact on self-evaluations of appearance or on dieting behavior. The strongest predictor of dieting behavior was the women’s recollection of how much physical appearance was valued by her family of origin members.”

So…

I suspect little girls who play with Barbies will do just fine career-wise as long as the other influences in their lives lead in the right direction. I can’t prove it, of course. Oh, wait maybe I can. I should just ask a few random women if they played with Barbies as children and if they’re happy with their careers. If the majority answer in the affirmative, I’ve got my study.

Just call me a scientist.

Where was Judge Barbie when we were growing up and feeling boxed into careers that were bizarrely marketed as “for women”? Sigh. Thankfully, these days our pal Barbie is continuing to break barriers and show little girls that they can grow up to be anything they want.

Mattel announced on Twitter Monday that the 2019 career of the year doll is “tak the stand” in her black robe, judge’s collar, and gavel. And while her lacy collar might remind you of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, it was far more than just love for the Notorious RGB that inspired this release. Mattel told USA Today that the company was inspired to create the doll after learning that only 33% of sitting U.S. state judges are women.

The verdict is in! With over 200 careers since 1959, this year Barbie takes the stand as a Judge! The Barbie Judge Doll encourages girls to learn more about making decisions to change the world for the better.

Shop now: https://t.co/ceim7WxU1E. pic.twitter.com/IQDCp6rZtL

— Barbie (@Barbie) October 7, 2019

While Mattel and Barbie have been historically criticized for creating unrealistic body standards, the doll has long been pursuing careers in which women are underrepresented. As Mattel points out in its tweet, this is one of over 200 careers Barbie has had over the years, including astronaut, photojournalist, and beekeeper (who knew?). More recently, the company has gone further, releasing dolls that represent a more diverse range of backgrounds, abilities, and body types. And while some of these toys are more likely to be collected by adults than played with by kids, the judge Barbies are priced nicely for playtime: They currently retail for $13 on Amazon and Target.

These new-and-improved Barbies aren’t Mattel’s only inclusive toys; the company made headlines more recently for releasing its first gender-neutral doll collection, Creatable World. So far, the move towards better representation has paid off: Barbie has seen sales rise after dipping in the past decade as the doll failed to compete successfully with toys like Bratz and Monster High.

Of course, those increasing sales numbers are also a reminder that Barbie’s growing diversity is driven by business more than by intersectional feminism, but we’ll take what we can get. And at the same time, knowing that Mattel’s business gamble is working means that dolls in judge’s robes and hijabs and wheelchairs are getting into the hands of kids across the country — and that’s certainly worth celebrating.

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