How Barbie Defeated a Dad

Image of a toddler holding a barbie doll

I WANT BARBIEEEE!

This has become a frequent refrain around our house lately. For me it is an indication of a lost battle.

I dislike barbie dolls and everything they stand for. I dislike the idealized and highly improbable female form. I dislike the materialism. I dislike barbie’s sexist and stereotypical roles. I dislike her feet in permanent high heel pose. I dislike all of the pink and constant makeup.  Continue reading