There has been a lot of coverage this past month celebrating Barbie’s careers…Anchorwoman and Computer Engineer both scheduled to be her latest professions. I have enjoyed the memory lane of Barbie’s past professions…Miss Astronaut Barbie who is packaged with a bubble that says “Yes, I am a rocket scientist!”
Or Nurse Barbie with the bubble “Get new shoes and call me in the morning!” This Barbie is from 1961…so she wasn’t talking about Jimmy Choos.
I was feeling happy for Barbie…until I discovered in the same box… I Can be a Bride Barbie…complete with a Beyonce-worthy massive rock on her finger.
Yes, marriage is great and yes little girls think about being married and having kids…it just seems like for every step forward, Barbie still takes three giant steps backwards to her 50’s roots. I don’t think most women or men today think of being married as a profession. I understand the role play appeal of being a bride…but why include it in the I Can Be series?