Modesty advocate: New fashion doll figures to challenge Mattel's Barbie

Modesty advocate: New fashion doll figures to challenge Mattel's Barbie

Nickalay Lamm started a research project to study how fashion dolls distort women\'s body proportions -- and his idea has translated into a new toy that figures to challenge Mattel\'s message about body image portrayed through its Barbie doll. His invention has realistic proportions and offers ...

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Forced abortion of sorts: Religious group must provide contraceptives

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