Barbie Rides the Skank Wagon
All right, folks. This is Mattel's latest offering to our little girls: Bling Bling Barbie. Never mind the body image concerns so many have about Barbie, this latest incarnation goes way beyond that. I'm not going to list the many, many things that are wrong with this doll. I think it's self-explanatory.
This toy is being marketed to 6 - 8 year olds, and the doll herself is supposed to be sixteen. SIXTEEN. I'm pleased and proud (and entirely unsurprised) to announce that my 20-year-old has never, ever dressed like this.
I want to start a letter-writing campaign. There is an online petition, but letters, by virtue of taking that little bit more effort, carry more weight.
Mattel's address is:
333 Continental Boulevard
El Segundo, CA 90245-5012
310- 252-2180 fax
Strong protest pulled the "Math is Hard!" Barbie. We can get rid of Barbie the Skank, too.