Dr. Rebecca Hains

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5 Reasons NOT to Buy Barbie for Little Girls (It’s Not Just Body Image!)

Five good reasons to avoid buying Barbie dolls and give girls fun, healthy alternatives, instead.

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Katniss vs Merida: Mattel’s doll versions of strong girl characters

Last month, Mattel released a Katniss Everdeen doll, inspired by the look and style of Jennifer Lawrence in the Hunger Games film. Compared with Mattel’s typical fare, the Katniss doll was refreshingly unsexualized–reflecting the character’s positive portrayal in the film (which…

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