Why we need Socially Awkward Barbie

You’re getting double the dose of TGIFWPF! (I’ll never be able to keep this pace. Prepare for disappointment.)

In the US, there have been rumbles and grumbles for several years about the Barbie doll setting up impossibly high standards and false hopes in our young children. The claim is that her figure inspires low self esteem, eating disorders, self loathing, etc. I don’t think the general issue of Barbie’s world being pink or pinning all of her romantic hopes on Eunuch Ken has been a source of complaint. Mattel has done a lot to try and move Barbie along with the times. They’ve given her friends who have different hair color and skin color. She’s had career clothing. What more could you ask for America?! Read More