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  1. Warrior Goddesses: Why Female Action Figures Are So Important

    Teela!

    For children of the '80s, action figures for girls were a new phenomenon on the market. Girls of my generation had a taste with the 1970s Lynda Carter Wonder Woman doll, but prior to that, toys marketed specifically to girls were often fashion dolls or baby dolls.

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  2. Parents Are Terrified of Talking Smart Barbie That Remembers What Kids Say

    This is nuts.

    Barbie already has a general sense of controversy around her; you know, because of her shape, her career choices, her existence as a toy. Well, now she has the ability to listen to her playmate. And respond back. And remember everything. Totally not creepy at all.

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  3. Things We Saw Today: A Divergent Barbie (Sigh)

    Although I appreciate that a Barbie of Divergent's Tris allows young fans to play as a strong female character, I'd be way more excited about this if the doll was realistically proportioned. Shailene Woodley got buff for Insurgent! Why shouldn't a Tris doll celebrate her physical strength?

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  4. Diablo Cody to Write “Next Draft” of Sony and Mattel’s Live-Action Barbie Movie

    Movies are hard.

    Barbie: The Live-Action Movie has risen from the depths to menace innocents once again.

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  5. Barbie Launches New Line Of Superhero Dolls Called… Princess Power

    Well, they're trying.

    Okay, the whole princess thing aside, this is pretty cool, right? Her tiara is a MASK.

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  6. More Parents Will Buy Frozen Dolls For Their Kids This Christmas Than Barbies

    Do you want to built a gloatman?

    Every year, the National Retail Federation conducts a "Holiday Top Toys Survey" to find out what kids are most interested in receiving as gift for each Christmas season—and for the first time in the poll's 11 year history, Barbie's not topping the list. Frozen is. Awwww yeah, Barbie, how ya like them icicles!

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  7. The Woman Who Wrote That Barbie Book Says She’s a Feminist, Doesn’t Explain Why Barbie Can’t Code

    Susan Marenco, the writer behind that Barbie book with the not-so-great message about women in STEM, has spoken out in the midst of the controversy surrounding the book - but doesn't explain why she decided to write it the way she did.

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  8. Guess What? Kids Really Like Lammily, the Realistically Proportioned Doll

    Not to kick Barbie when she's down or anything...

    We were already excited about the Lammily doll that was built from the CDC average proportions of a 19-year-old woman by artist Nickolay Lamm, but seeing it in the hands of second graders who are happy to finally have a doll that represents them is just amazing. Now if we could just get some different skin colors...

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  9. One More Barbie Thing: Brand Facebook Apologizes For Terrible Computer Engineer Book

    Apology Barbie

    Well, that was fast!

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  10. Now You Can Write Your Very Own “Feminist Hacker” Barbie Book Using This Helpful Text Generator

    Way better than asking for two dudes to do it for you.

    OK, so you've seen the awful Barbie book, and you've seen the improved versions made by people who just want life to be good, but all this time, you've been wondering, "How can I get in on the action?" Well, now there's a website that lets you make Barbie into just the kind of badass computer hacking feminist you always wanted her to be.

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