Mattel’s New ‘Curvy’ Barbies, Available in Seven Skin Tones, Suggest That Diversity Is Also Good Business – The Atlantic

“White women may be prominent in advertising and television and movies, but so, increasingly, are women like Lupita N’yongo and Gina Rodriguez and Maggie Q. Under their influence, and under the influence of a culture that so often equates progress with prestige, “traditional” beauty ideals have become boring beauty ideals.

In that sense, Barbie—as a cultural symbol, and as a commercial product—had to change.”

Read the entire article here: Mattel’s New ‘Curvy’ Barbies, Available in Seven Skin Tones, Suggest That Diversity Is Also Good Business – The Atlantic

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