In what is a first for Mattel, the latest Barbie commercial features a young boy playing with the doll, a decision that many have praised for its departure from the toy industry’s traditional gender roles. What do you think?


“It’s about time they started showing more men on TV.”

Hugo Brown • Oil Rigger

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“If things keep going this way, I worry that boys and girls are going to have a hard time fitting into their assigned gender roles as adults.”

Leah Hamilton • Exposure Therapist

“Over my dead body will my son ever play with dolls that promote unattainable body types.”

Griffin Pelk • Aroma Eliminator