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Graphic showing the new Barbie lineup. Los Angeles Times.

Kent State reacts to Barbie’s new body types

Stephanie Martoccia Diversity Reporter February 14, 2016

When freshman fashion design major Whitney Davis was growing up, she didn’t own many Barbie dolls. None of them looked like her. Instead, she played with the Bratz line of dolls, which had a brown...

Our View: Boys can play with Barbies too

Stater Editors November 18, 2015

For the first time, a boy has been featured in a Mattel Barbie commercial. A blonde-haired boy can be spotted playing with a limited edition Moschino Barbie along with two other girls.Barbie has received...

Carley Hull is a senior news major and columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact her at chull9@kent.edu.

Opinion: Is Mattel’s new Barbie the next Big Brother?

Carley Hull March 16, 2015

The Barbie doll has been involved in controversies for years regarding her unrealistic figure and sexist portrayals, but Mattel’s new doll “Hello Barbie” could potentially be the most controversial...

Carley Hull is a senior magazine journalism major and a columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact her at chull9@kent.edu.

Opinion: Dolls are not the problem

Carley Hull November 24, 2014

After more than 50 years on the market, the Barbie doll is getting a new competitor with a fresh look she has never achieved. In March, Nickolay Lamm, a graphic designer out of Pittsburgh, launched a...

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