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Barbie. The feminist’s nemesis, long-accused of playing a role in—or at least failing to combat—the hyper-sexualisation and prevalence of body image issues among young girls; a toy that encourages children to buy into gender stereotypes. There’s been a princess Barbie; a bride Barbie; a rather controversial Barbie wearing a leather leotard and fishnets; even a talking Barbie who, in 1992, declared that, “Math class is tough” and “Meet me at the mall!”

But there’s more to Barbie than a shopaholic bride: she has now had 150 different careers, including presidential…

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