I’m Forty-Four, and I am So Psyched For This Barbie.


My mom bought this for my niece for her third birthday. It was a hit! She and Babygirl immediately and breathlessly tore open the box and got down to playing. But they weren’t the only ones thrilled to see this set. I am absolutely tickled.

Apparently, they now make a Barbie for just about every profession. My mom also looked at Veterinarian Barbie. Geez, I remember when Barbie was basically an unemployed airhead fashion plate, akin to Paris Hilton.

This is a vast improvement, and says alot about our society. Yes, we have a long ways to go. There’s plenty of institutionalized sexism to stamp down, especially in medicine.

But today at least, two little girls happily played with a pediatrician doll like it was the most normal thing in the world. They had no idea what an amazing thing that is, and honestly, that’s the way it should be.


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