There have been complaints about Barbie setting up unreal expectations for girls ... and no, not what you think.
This time it is not about her pointy bosoms and tiny feet creating a physiological dream/nightmare for impressionable young minds. It is not about the fact that she is impeccable looking, with westernised notions of beauty.
Of course not. That would be dull.
The complaint is about CEO Barbie who sets up impossible career goals for young girls:
"This doll furthers the myth that if a woman works hard and sticks to her guns, she can rise to the top," said Frederick Lang of the Changes Institute, a children's advocacy organization. "Our young girls need to learn to accept their career futures, not be set up with ridiculously unattainable images."
Well I never.
The full report (with picture) is here.
We all know that the only chance that Barbie has of getting rich is to divorce Ken and get his car, house, horse, boat and treasured Harley Davidson.
Oh and by the way, have you checked out Barbie's friend Becky? She is in the para-olympics..