Barbie's 'Inspiring Women' Series Now Includes Rosa Parks And Sally Ride

Many of us grew up playing with Barbies, but one thing that has always been tied to the dolls is their traditional unrealistic beauty and body standards for young girls.

For the past little while, Mattel has been making a positive and inspirational change for young girls, especially with their 'Inspiring Women' series to show that girls grow up to be more than teachers, nurses, and just blonde skinny women hanging out in Malibu.

Last year, Mattel launched their 'Inspiring Women' series for Barbie that kicked off with Frida Khalo, a Mexican icon and boss, and Katherine Johnson, a female mathematician who worked for NASA.


In a description on their website, Barbie states about the series, "The Inspiring Women Series pays tribute to incredible heroines of their time – courageous women who took risks, changed rules and paved the way for generations of girls to dream bigger than ever before."

Their latest launch in the series includes Rosa Parks and Sally Ride, two very inspiring women for young girls to look up to and learn about, to say the least.

These dolls are both for play, but most importantly, for education.


The Barbies include a stand and important information about the women, so that whoever is playing with the dolls can understand their significance.

Rosa Parks helped spark a monumental movement when she refused to give up her seat at the front of a bus to a white passenger.


Her bravery and defiance led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott as well as other civil rights movements.

Sally Ride was the first and youngest American woman to fly in space back in the '80s.


The dolls retail for $30.99 and are available for pre-order, with a ship date set for September 6.

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