All posts by Kim Toffoletti

Dr Kim Toffoletti is a senior lecturer in Sociology in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Deakin University. Her research is interdisciplinary, drawing on gender studies, sociology, visual and media culture. She has published widely in the areas of sport sociology, gender and popular culture, and Baudrillard studies. Author of Cyborgs and Barbie Dolls (2007), Baudrillard Reframed (2010), and Sport and Its Female Fans (2012). She was the director of Deakin's Gender Studies program from 2005-2008

Leave Barbie alone – so we can talk about how kids actually play

Deakin University — On Tuesday Greens Spokesperson for women, Larissa Waters, lent her support to No Gender December – a campaign spearheaded by the group Play Unlimited that aims to highlight the gendered marketing of toys. Over recent days, public discussions have typecast the campaign as “anti-Barbie”, with the Prime Minister attacking it as politically correct. I’m […]

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