Dr. Rebecca Hains


Target will stop labeling toys for boys or girls. Good.

Yes, your daughter can play with blocks, and your son can play with dolls.

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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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