Anonymous Neighbour Leaves 25 Hijabi Dolls Outside Mum's Door

HuffPost Canada | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 26.09.2017 | UK Parents

It’s difficult to find hijab-wearing dolls, so when one woman discovered a package of 25 handmade hijabi figures on her porch, she couldn’t help b...

There Are Now 40 New Barbie And Ken Dolls With Different Body Types, Hairstyles And Skin Tones

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Parents

Barbie and Ken have been remodelled to “redefine” what a doll looks like to the next generation of children. The 40 different doll options in Matt...

Parents Issued Advice About 'My Friend Cayla', After German Families Told To 'Destroy' Doll

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Parents

Parents in Germany have been warned to destroy “My Friend Cayla” dolls, but the UK distributor of the toy has told British mums and dads not to wo...

Bring on the Pink

Samantha Simmonds | Posted 08.04.2017 | UK Parents
Samantha Simmonds

Before I became a parent I was a fully paid up member of the right on- politically correct brigade. If asked, I would have said I was determined to bring up my children free to embrace whatever interested them, be it maths and science experiments for a girl or fashion and cookery for boys. But it hasn't quite turned out that way.

Why the New 'Body-Diverse' Barbies Miss the Mark Entirely

Jamie Khoo | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Khoo

Last week, the world exploded with the news that Barbie is now available in a body diverse range. The world's most famous doll is now also available in versions that are curvier, tall, petite and of different skin tones - supposedly more realistic reflections of 'real women.'

Are the New Curvy, Tall and Petite Barbies Healthy Role Models or Just Another Kind of Stereotype?

BritChick Paris | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

Having role models that bust these perceptions is a huge step forward, but it is equally important not to single them out for being different. It's as if to say, if you don't look like the super skinny version, then somehow you're not normal. Most kids want to feel normal so will they really ask for the 'curvy version?'. Will they want to be seen with it?

'Boys Like Dolls Too': Barbie Ad Praised For Challenging Gender Stereotypes

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK Parents

A Barbie advert has been praised for challenging gender stereotypes of children's toys. In the 30 second clip a little boy declares, "Moschino Barb...

Feminist Barbie Advert Receives Mixed Response

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Barbie has, over the years, taken a lot of flack for her non-feminist ways. She's the doll with unrealistic bodily proportions, an obsession for pi...

This Is How A Dad Feels When His Son Asks For A Doll

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Parents

Gender stereotypes surrounding toys are deeply entrenched, so when a dad shared a Facebook video showing how he felt when his son asked him for a doll...

Mum Creates Dolls Without Makeup To Make Them More Realistic

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Parents

We know too well how the traditional Barbie doll that we grew up with is a poor representation of women today. Last week, an inclusive 'Dolls With ...

Dolls With Disabilities Launch After Successful #ToyLikeMe Campaign

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Parents

The traditional Barbie doll with long blonde hair, an enhanced chest and stick thin legs is hardly a toy that many young children can relate to, espec...

Is Superhero Barbie The Role Model Young Girls Need?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

With her unrealistic figure and obsession with all things pink, Barbie doesn't automatically spring to mind when you think of positive role models for...

Welcome the Mechasexual

George Zarkadakis | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Tech
George Zarkadakis

What about artificial sexual partners who actually look and behave like humans? We will fall in love with them, like Caleb or Pygmalion.

This Is What Bratz Dolls Look Like Without Make-Up

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

With their leather mini skirts and heavy make-up, Bratz dolls have long been accused of sexualising child's play. Now, an Australian artist has gi...

These Japanese Sex Dolls Are Disturbingly Realistic

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When we first heard about a teddybear that doubles up as a vibrator we thought we'd discovered the most disturbing sex toy ever invented. But then ...

Creepy As Hell Porcelain Dolls Are Being Left Outside Family Homes In California

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK

In what could be a plot straight out of a horror film, a series of porcelain dolls have been anonymously left outside homes in California. What...

Meet The Man Who Lives As A Female Doll...

Barcroft Media/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Robby isn't your average 70-year-old. Instead he spends his time dressed head-to-toe in a rubber doll suit and goes by the name of 'Sherry'. 


Meet The Living Doll To Rival Human Barbie (Who Already Hates Her)

Barcroft Media | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Human Barbie Valeria Lukyanova has competition - meet Alina Kovalevskaya, a walking, talking, living doll. The 21-year-old has made a splash with ...

Entrepreneur Barbie: Epically Lame Or Actually Cool?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Barbie may get a lot of flack for her favourite colour preference, her waspish waist and her dubious choice in men, but today she makes a foray into t...

Meet The Real-Life Barbie From... Bradford

Barcroft Media | Posted 18.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Meet the real-life doll who spends up to four hours every day perfecting her look. Lhouraii Li says her extraordinary appearance is a combination ...

'Real Life' Barbie And Ken Fall Out - Ken Retaliates By Dressing Up As Barbie

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

When real life Ken - Justin Jedlica - met real life Barbie - Valeria Lukyanova, no one really expected them to actually get into a relationship. A...

What Barbie Would Look Like If She Was A 'Normal' Woman

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Barbie, with her teeny waist, love of cupcakes, ability to overlook Ken's most basic flaw (he has no penis), and preference for tons of make-up has be...

How One British Teenager Transforms Herself Into A Living Doll (PICTURES)

Posted 27.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Blonde Katie Lawrence lives every day as a human doll - spending three hours each day perfecting the look. The art student, from Camberwell, London...

'It’s Like A Drug Habit, I Just Can’t Quit': Male Cleaning Boss Who Has Collected 3,000 Barbies

Barcroft Media | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A 41-year-old Florida man has revealed he spends £20,000 a year working on his Barbie doll collection. Stanley Colorite has 2,000 Barbies and 1,0...

In the Company of Bags and Purses at Amsterdam's Tassen Museum Henrijke

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 19.01.2013 | UK Style
Akeela Bhattay

My tour of the museum begins with a much-welcomed cup of Earl Grey and coconut macaroons, and the rich narrative that inhabits each and every exhibit.