New Barbie Dolls Launched To Mark International Women's Day
The toy makers behind Barbie are launching 17 new dolls to mark International Women's Day, which is tomorrow March 8th 2018.
They include pilot Amelia Earhart, artist Frida Kahlo, NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson and Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim.
Mattel has long been criticised for perpetuating unattainable beauty standards for young girls, with parents concerned Barbie is a negative influence on body image.
Over the past few years efforts have been made to introduce Barbies with more diverse skin colours and body shapes, along with a broader spectrum of occupations.