Barbie Girls in Barbie Worlds
“Can you guess who I am? I was born March 9th, 1959 in the United States of America. I am made of a very special material that never ages. I am 11 ½ inches tall and I weigh 6.4 ounces. I have long blonde hair and blue eyes. I am such a busy girl; you can find me just about anywhere! Even with such a busy schedule, I have always found the time to work. I am a baby doctor, a zoo doctor, a preschool teacher, a babysitter, a vet, a pizza and pastry chef, a racecar driver, and a cheerleader! But most importantly, I am the queen of fashion! I love to travel but I also love to spend time at my “Glam House!” While I am there, I love taking a swim in my “Glam Pool,” cooking up a storm in my “Glam Kitchen,” catching up on a good read in my “Glam Daybed,” and trying on my loads of clothes and shoes. On my busy days, I love driving around in my “Glam Corvette.” When I have to go overseas, I like to travel in my “Glam Jet” and “Glam Cruise Boat.” When my crazy life settles down so I can spend time with my good friends, we love to go out in my “Glam Camper.” Despite all the awesome things I have just for me, I am unable to use them without help. Due to my inability to move without assistance, I was forced to place all my belongings in a very restricted area and have all my jobs in close proximity to each other. Can you guess who I am yet? No? Well, allow me to introduce myself, my name is Barbie Millicent Roberts but you can just call me Barbie and my main goal in life is to teach young girls all about beauty and fashion!”
My observation took place at Toys R US in Beavercreek, OH. There were two aisles full of Barbie dolls, accessories, and clothes. I was not surprised by what I saw while I was in the Barbie aisle. I would guestimate about 99% of the Barbie’s were white. There were only three colored dolls. The white dolls were part of a special collection called, “I Can Be…” There was baby doctor, a zoo doctor, a preschool teacher, a...
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