YEP says: Is Nicola Adams doll striking a blow for womankind?

Undated handout photo issued by Mattel of a one-off first ever "boxer Barbie" in the likeness of double Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams, as part of its Shero programme recognising women who inspire girls with their achievements, unveiled for International Women's Day. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday March 6, 2018. See PA story CONSUMER Barbie. Photo credit should read: Mattel/PA Wire''NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by Mattel of a one-off first ever "boxer Barbie" in the likeness of double Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams, as part of its Shero programme recognising women who inspire girls with their achievements, unveiled for International Women's Day. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday March 6, 2018. See PA story CONSUMER Barbie. Photo credit should read: Mattel/PA Wire''NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
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The nicola Adams Barbie is sure to divide opinion.

On the one hand, a feisty female boxer makes a welcome change from the usual Barbie doll, and Nicola is someone women and girls look up to - she’s inspirational. On the other hand is the pinnacle of women’s achievement to be cast in plastic - isn’t that just a little tokenistic for 2018?

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