Toymakers Accused of Sexism… Again
It’s been a bad week in Barbie world. Mattel has pulled an “I Can Be a Computer Engineer” book from Amazon after screenwriter Pamela Ribbon blogged her discovery that Barbie actually needs male friends to do the engineering for her. It’s no wonder thousands have pre-ordered a crowd-sourced alternative to the uber-plastic, math-hating girl with famously unrealistic proportions. Lammily is like Barbie, but shorter, broader, brunette and equipped with a scars-zits-and-cellulite sticker kit.