Is Punk Barbie the Feminist We've Always Wanted in Our Dolls?

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Is Punk Barbie the Feminist We've Always Wanted in Our Dolls? Is Punk Barbie the Feminist We've Always Wanted in Our Dolls?
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Is Punk Barbie the Feminist We've Always Wanted in Our Dolls?

by Yasha Wallin

November 12, 2012

Gray created this new look for the voluptuous doll for her Spring 2013 collection shown during London Fashion Week this past September. The outfit Barbie dons will be available in human sizes by early next year, but the plastic bombshell will be available this fall.

While Barbie has appeared empowered before, we like to think this new, punk version will be more of the feminist we've always wanted our dolls to be. We can already see her lobbying for women's reproductive rights, campaigning for Hillary in 2016, and of course, found somewhere in the mosh pit.

Photos courtesy of Louise Gray

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