Instead we get this. Do female computer engineers actually wear shirts embellished with binary code, paired with sparkly leggings and hot pink glasses — complete with matching computer screen? Apparently. Or, at least they like to imagine that they do. According to Mattel’s press release:
To create an authentic look, Barbie® designers worked closely with the Society of Women Engineers and the National Academy of Engineering to develop the wardrobe and accessories for Computer Engineer Barbie®. Wearing a binary code patterned tee and equipped with all the latest gadgets including a smart phone, Bluetooth headset, and laptop travel bag, Computer Engineer Barbie® is geek chic.
While we were snickering over Mattel’s misappropriation of “geek chic,” we spied News Anchor Barbie channeling Elle Woods in head-to-toe pink. She’s kind of a hooker. What would Christiane Amanpour say? More importantly, where can we get those bangs? They’re perfect.
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