Banana Breath wrote:
Unlike Barbie, GI Joe has exhibited consistent dedication to his military career for the past 52 years. He has never dabbled in other careers, he has been a fighting military man consistently. Barbie on the other hand has mysteriously been able to pursue many dozens of careers without ever having to study, without ever having to work at any one of them for more than fifteen minutes. How odd that we have a scientist Barbie with a microscope, yet never preceded by a student Barbie who sits in classes and takes notes.
You are really reaching now.
What kind of message is it sending to kids that once you got a job, that's it. That's your life? Yeah Barbie has had a lot of careers, because there's a lot of different things the kids who play with her are interested in. By the time a kid outgrows their Barbie, they probably had no more than 2 or 3 different career paths for their doll. Maybe only 1.
It's called "look at all your choices, and you can be any of them!" I'm quite sure very few kids had that many Barbies, or their outfits.
During fantasy play, weren't you sometimes a cowboy, other times a cop, robber, builder, chef, superhero?
Barbie needs to come with a CV?
With that logic, any movie or book series that has a recurring main character needs to produce evidence, and an accompanying film or book showing that fictional character in their early years.