As you may have heard, Mattel just came out with some new and improved Barbie dolls. I think this is a HUGE step in the right direction, but they still have a ways to go. In light of this advancement, I’ve been thinking of some Barbie ideas myself. I think it’s important that Barbie represents things that we, as woman, struggle with and can relate to. I don’t want dolls to be a standard our daughters hold themselves to, I want them to be a realistic representation of our daughters themselves.
So, without further ado, I present to you: Sorry! Barbie
Sorry! Barbie comes with a variety of characteristics, namely a lack of self-esteem, an inability to believe that she is right, and an understanding that her opinion is not worth as much as a man’s - or the confident woman’s sitting next to her.
Some situations Sorry! Barbie might find herself in are as follows:
*Sorry! Barbie in the kitchen*
Barbie: Would you like a sandwich?
Barbie: Sorry, stupid question.
*Sorry! Barbie in the office*
Barbie: Sorry, I maybe had an idea I wanted to share if everyone is willing to hear it?
Co-workers: *short pause*
Barbie: Sorry, never mind.
*Sorry! Barbie returning broken item*
Barbie: Sorry, I don’t mean to be a bother, but is there any way I might be able to return this?
*Sorry! Barbie at a restaurant*
Barbie: Sorry, just if it’s not too much trouble? I think I might have ordered the salmon . . . but if not then the veggie burger is great too!
*Sorry! Barbie calls police after house was broken into*
Barbie: Sorry, I didn’t mean to make you come all the way out here!
*Sorry! Barbie asking for help*
Barbie: Sorry, if it's not too much to ask I was wondering if you might be able to help me throw a baby shower?
Friend: I will be out of town that day.
Barbie: Sorry! I shouldn't have asked.
As women, I think it's really important that we get the word out there that we want a Barbie that represents not only our looks, but our personalities. Sorry, maybe this was too straight forward? My bad, I didn't mean to hurt any feelings . . . sorry.