Is it time for Barbie to say, “Bye, bye?” Some think so. It appears the the most villified doll of a generation is getting even more degenerate. It was enough to have a doll that showed off an impossible figure and had boys stripping it (I had one of those on the school bus). Now this doll isn’t radical enough and must be replaced with dolls with the name of “Bratz”. Don’t even make me go the route of Plastic Paris Hilton.
American Princess suggests that the only way that Barbie might be saved is to introduce “Ugly Feminist Barbie.” I guess the idea would be that she would then have supporters in the feminist movement that wouldn’t let her die.
You know we are in trouble when bloggers and news agents talk about Barbie promoting a conservative and wholesome image. Wasn’t this line that had her leave Ken for some surfer dude?
Anyway– I’m glad we’re not into that in the MInTheGap house. If Thomas the Tank Engine ever gets risque, I might be in trouble, though.