I think you’re missing the fact that Barbie has also had over 130 careers, including president (starting in 1992, long before we had a realistic chance of having a woman in the position), astronaut (1996), surgeon (1973), Olympic athlete (1975), business executive, firefighter, computer engineer (2010), architect, the list goes on. Frankly I’m sick and tired of people deeming a doll “unfeminist” because it happens to have unrealistic proportions, or has makeup painted on. It’s a doll, not a photoshopped image being presented to young girls as reality. The entire point is to foster imaginative play, and there’s nothing wrong with imagining growing up to be both beautiful and successful.

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