Barbie the Computer Engineer [WTF]

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As a computer engineer, I find it kinda hilarious that designers would think of making Barbie the computer engineer too stereotypically nerdy.

According to Wired:

Barbie designers say they worked with the Society of Women Engineers and the National Academy of Engineering to ensure that accessories, clothing and packaging were “realistic and representative of a real computer engineer.”

I can hardly agree because even though I am a computer engineer, I don’t try to make myself like a typical nerd.

Probably because I wasn’t one of those typical computer engineers, I used to skateboard to all my college classes and did everything that “cool” people would do.  In fact, I thought I was one of the coolest people on campus because I did things “differently”. (or at least I thought so)   Even me blogging right now happened because I just hated being a typical engineer in your typical corporate slavery-dom.

Well, just saying, you don’t need to make dolls look like that to make stupid stereotypes.

My thoughts to Barbie designers, lose the glasses and the geeky laptop bag. I know for a fact that geeky girls can actually be very stylish, perhaps more stylish than your average woman because they are more “intelligent”.

I wish they made “cool” Barbie computer engineers.

What d’ya think, am I going overboard?

2 Responses to Barbie the Computer Engineer [WTF]

  1. Anonymous says:

    Well, consider this: What barbie product hasn’t been ridiculously stereotypical? It would be kinda weird if they didn’t. She’s still morbidly skinny, absurdly pink and extremely blond.
    Barbie and realism never were the best of friends =D

  2. max says:

    True I don’t buy barbie dolls myself anyways. But none of my kids will ever buy these, I don’t need mattel putting dumb stereotypes in kids heads subconsciously. 🙂

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