After decades of being encouraged by women to create more career options for Barbie, Mattel has finally — finally! — released a doll who’s running for president.
Barbie’s candidacy was announced today (we really actually did have breaking news, that headline is not facetious) as part of a collaboration between Mattel and The White House Project, which seeks to get more women interested in politics.
Barbie for President’s official name is the “I CAN BE…™ President B PARTY™ Doll,” which is a mouthful and doesn’t really make any sense. She also has a pink suit and hair that’s way longer than anything Hillary Clinton would ever condone, but whatever. It’s a step in the right direction.
Unfortunately, though, sold on the same page as Presidential Candidate Barbie, as I would have named her, is the reminder that you can get a free Barbie Princess Charm School DVD with a purchase of $60 or more, which neatly sums up just about everything that is and ever has been wrong with Barbie. If only you could get a corset, too.