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Advocacy groups ask Girl Scouts to drop Barbie partnership
Advocacy groups ask Girl Scouts to drop Barbie partnership

A partnership between Mattel's Barbie and the Girl Scouts is under fire by two advocacy groups who say the deal harms young girls.  Announced in August, the partnership introduced a new Girl Scouts patch for Daisies and Brownies -- girls in kindergarten through third grade -- which features the Barbie logo and the slogan: "Be anything, Do everything." The partnership is intended to promote a variety of careers Girl Scouts can explore.  The two groups --the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and the Center for a New American Dream -- criticized the move. In a statement, they said they privately asked the Girl Scouts to cancel the partnership when it was...

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