I love Barbie. My Barbie was always a feminist, so I get really annoyed when someone comes along a creates some drivel and attributes it to her. Yes, I’m talking about that awful “I Can Be A Computer Engineer” book, in which Barbie does nothing but defer all of the coding to her male friends. It was crap. More
Topic: barbie hate
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A new study says that young girls who are exposed to Barbie for a mere five minutes are less ambitious than girls exposed to Mrs. Potato Head. I understand why people feel Barbie is problematic, but this is just getting ridiculous. More
Oh Barbie. People do love to hate you. Don’t take it personally, it’s just that your crazy waist size, perky boobs and endless ability to stand in heels makes some of us scratch our heads and roll our eyes. You basically made my whole childhood great so I don’t want to offend you by saying you’re not the best role model for my daughter. But it’s time for us to both admit that there must be a better way. More
If there was one certainty when I conceived a daughter – one thing I felt rigidly, righteously inflexible about – it was that Barbie wouldn’t enter her frame. I was raised Barbie-free — a feat in 1970s North America — and have always felt that gave me a slightly healthier perspective on my body than girls who grew up subconsciously expecting their feet to be shaped like stilettos. More