International Women's Day 2019

Loughborough University is proud of our inclusive culture that celebrates diversity and aims to ensure gender equality in all its activities. On International Women’s Day – and beyond – the University and Loughborough Students’ Union will highlight the work and achievements of brilliant women from across our community.

Living in a Barbie world: the 50th anniversary celebrations in Sydney. EPA/Tracey Nearme

Barbie at 60: instrument of female oppression or positive influence?

For six decades, young girls have played with Barbie dolls. But she's changed a bit recently. Writing in the Conversion, Dr Gemma Witcomb, Lecturer in Psychology at Loughborough University talks about the changing shape of Barbie and her influence on modern culture.

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