Decline in Positive Female Role Models!
As a girl growing up Barbie was a very important figure and role model not just to me (I'm very sure) but to girls around the world. She was a strong successful woman, who encouraged you to be whatever you chose to set your mind to and like Barbie you could be a doctor, dancer, government official, or simply be well travelled or a wife & mother.
So imagine my shock horror to see Barbie or a black friend of Barbie (which just makes it WORSE!) as a 'video girl', the child friendly expression of video vixen/hoe!
Is this all young girls are encouraged to become? And should I be expecting to see a WAG Barbie next?
I'm not even going to discuss the racial factor involved because honestly it wouldn't make this product any better if it where a white doll version, as the simple facts are the white dolls are more influential then the ethnic dolls anyway!