It’s no longer just Barbie and Ken. Mattel has created a transgender Barbie in the likeness of actor Laverne Cox, a biological male who identifies as a female.
Cox, who gained notoriety in the Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black,” worked with Mattel to design the doll.
“It’s been a dream for years to work with Barbie to create my own doll,” Cox said in a statement. “I can’t wait for fans to find my doll on shelves and have the opportunity to add a Barbie doll modeled after a transgender person to their collection.”
Cox joined NBC’s “Today” show in May and said the doll is significant at this time in history because “over 250 pieces of anti-transgender legislation have been introduced in state legislatures all over the country targeting transgender children [and] LGBTQ youth … .”
What “anti-transgender” legislation is Cox talking about? Most likely, bills such as Florida’s “Parental Rights in Education” law, which prevents teachers from using gender identity ideology in kindergarten through third grade. Or bills like South Carolina’s Save Women’s Sports Act, which prevents biological men from competing on girls’ and women’s athletic teams.
On today’s edition of the “Problematic Women” podcast, we discuss why Mattel’s new transgender Barbie sends a dangerous message to kids.
Also on today’s show, abortion activists claim a lot of bad things are going to happen if Roe v. Wade is overturned, including that women will die. Is it true? Heritage Foundation senior legal fellow Sarah Parshall Perry explains.
Plus, we explain what will happen in your state if Roe is overturned. And as always, we’ll be crowning our “Problematic Woman of the Week.”
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