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Found Feminism: NASA doll from Fox News Shop

2011 May 11

Bit of a shocker on the Found Feminism front. Our Viktoriya was on her travels recently and saw this at the airport…

photo showing a barbie-style doll with brown curly hair and pale skin, in a NASA space suit.

NASA doll

…in a Fox News shop of all places.

It’s a female astronaut doll.

Now, no doubt you’re still reeling from that the shock that Fox News – bastion of feminism-hating, Sarah Palin-supporting, “family values” madness – is fielding a toy for girls that encourages them to study science and quite literally reach for the stars.

Here’s another doozy.

Look closer and you will see that – pink casing aside – there’s almost no other “girlification” going on with this toy. Sure, she’s standard issue doll shaped, but wearing a very functional, non-revealing, blue and black NASA jumpsuit. Even the tagline reads as pleasingly gender neutral: “Space Crew”.

And to cap it all off, she’s not even blonde.

Unlike Barbie.

Who when she went to space looked like The Invasion of The Ghastly Metallic Pink Shoulder Pads (clicky the link, but don’t say I didn’t warn you).

I can’t believe I’m typing this, but looks like we’ve got a genuine Found Feminism from Fox News. Wonders will never cease. Feeling pretty chuffed about that, actually – it’s one thing that you can see progress being made from friends, quite another from enemies.

Feminism: to infinity, and beyond!

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4 Responses leave one →
  1. Russell permalink
    May 11, 2011

    This, coupled with articles in the Daily Fail criticising Nadine Dorries. What’s going on today?

  2. Meebee permalink
    September 17, 2011

    I have one that is blonde.

  3. December 10, 2011

    There are blonde ones. I think it’s a big feminism fail. So you can study science and be an astronaut, but in the process you should look like barbie, wear pearl earrings and take your carry-on luggage with you?

  4. July 10, 2013

    Argh! That Barbie doll is hideous. Glad I don’t stock them.
    I would like to get hold of some of the female space dolls though. I love encouraging youths to study science.

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