Bindi Irwin Has A Brand New Barbie Doll In Her Likeness
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A new line up of Barbie dolls is set to be released and Australia's very own Bindi Irwin will feature as part of Mattel's plan to recognize this year's International Women's Day.
There will be seventeen different dolls honouring women from both the past and present.
Bindi has featured in Barbie collections before, however her inclusion as part of the this new 'Shero' female hero range, which represents Australian feminism, is her most significant.
Women chosen for the 'Shero' collection represent strength and achievement and are innovators in their fields which range from industry to arts to engineering.
Those featured alongside Bindi include Patty Jenkins, director of Wonder Woman and 17-year-old Chloe Kim, who won an Olympic gold medal in snowboarding last month.
According to Mattel's website the dolls have been designed to inspire young girls.
'Barbie is committed to shining a light on empowering role models past and present in an effort to inspire more girls,'
'The dolls have been created as realistically as possible so they resemble their real-life counterparts. As well as being made in the woman's likeness, the dolls have also been made to be more flexible for ease of movement.'
'All the women being honoured by Barbie challenged gender expectations about women's intelligence, roles, capabilities, sexuality and power,'
International Women's Day is on March 8.