I have seen this in several places but I’m linking to this particular Geek Barbie post because Dr. B has paired the viral photo of Barbie the Compter Engineer with a photo of “the real ladygeek role model.” And I have to agree with that. I’ve always thought she’s too perky to be a real goth. Not that I know anything about what it takes to be a “real goth” beyond wearing lots of black. But as a geek role model for girls… awesome.
And what about the “geek Barbie”? It’s okay. I probably would have wanted one if it had existed when I was 8 or 9 years old. (I wanted Star Trek uniforms for my Barbies.) But I’m not sure why this is considered such a big deal. We’ve reached a point in our society where the truly radical departure would be a Mom Barbie.