Meanwhile, the Inspiring Women series additions are:

  1. Frida Kahlo, artist (Mexico)
  2. Amelia Earhart, aviation pioneer (USA)
  3. Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician and physicist (USA)

“All three of these courageous women took risks, changed rules and paved the way for generations of girls to dream bigger than ever before!” Mattel announced in a press release.

These 15 new dolls come with educational pamphlets about the women that they are modeled after, and are available for pre-order for $29.99.

As with all of Mattel’s efforts to reimagine Barbie as a feminist figure, the new dolls have also been met with mixed reception. The Chicago Tribune called them “frightfully thin.” Some fans have asked why the Adams doll does not have any muscles, particularly when last year, the reveal of Muhammad’s Shero doll was celebrated for its careful attention to her muscled physique. But if kids are going to play with dolls—and they will—at least they get to learn about real women, not just Barbie in role play.

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