Barbie Takes Another Step To Keep Up With The Times

Originally published on March 7, 2018 7:25 am
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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Barbie is taking another step to keep up with the times - or let's say throwing a punch for feminism. The latest Barbie doll depicts the British Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams. A brand often criticized for its portrayal of women is marking International Women's Day. The boxer Barbie looks like she could knock you down - with fashion. Images of the doll from Mattel show Adams wearing white boxing gloves with a matching outfit. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.