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Barbie I Can Be Computer Engineer Barbie Doll

4.3 out of 5 stars 42 customer reviews

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  • Barbie gets tech savvy
  • Girls can play out the role of computer engineer
  • Help Barbie fix the company's computer network and save the day
  • Code inside unlocks career-themed content online
  • Includes Barbie, laptop, and cell phone
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Description

Product Description

Barbie I Can Be Computer Engineer: Girls can play out the role of computer engineer plus have access to additional online content that allows girls to further try on the roles. Code inside each package unlocks career-themed content online. Includes doll, laptop computer and cell phone.

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Barbie I Can Be Computer Engineer: Girls can play out the role of computer engineer plus have access to additional online content that allows girls to further try on the roles. Code inside each package unlocks career-themed content online. Includes doll, laptop computer and cell phone.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 6 x 2.4 x 12.8 inches
Item Weight 4.4 pounds
Shipping Weight 10.4 ounces
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Origin China
ASIN B0042ESG9W
Item model number T7173
Manufacturer recommended age 3 years and up
Best Sellers Rank #79,596 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
#1,415 in Toys & Games > Preschool > Pre-Kindergarten Toys > Activity > Dolls & Dollhouses
#2,224 in Toys & Games > Dolls & Accessories > Dolls
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4.3 out of 5 stars 42 customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Discontinued by manufacturer Yes

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The book published with this Barbie shows Barbie ridiculously incompetent at fixing her own computer, and shows her laughing about the idea that she might be able to code or do any of the back end work of programming herself. In fact, her project has to be "saved" by two male students because she apparently doesn't know how to use antivirus software, how to boot to BIOS, and how to actually make what she calls a "real game." And then, after she gets two male students to fix her project and write her code, Barbie takes credit for the male students' work.

The writers apparently don't know what computer viruses are, either.

Women can actually work a computer, write their own code, remember to update their antivirus, take credit for only the work they do, and design their own games sans two male students they manipulate into doing their work for them.

I have no idea if your designers don't know or don't care how insulting and demoralizing it is that their professional Barbie enacts a bunch of sexist stereotypes about women in CS, but I do know that I'm happy to rate this down, talk about how bad it is to everyone I know, refuse to buy Mattel products for my daughters, and I'm planning on talking extensively about this thing on social media.

Kudos. Really. Congratulations on making a product that makes it harder for women in CS and discourages girls from becoming involved in CS. Just in case your designers don't know, a computer engineer would have to know how to @#$%!^ code. Even if she is female.
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If I could give this 0 stars, I would. The written materials are demeaning and make Barbie incompetent as a Computer Engineer: “I’m only creating the design ideas,” Barbie tells Skipper. “I’ll need Steven and Brian’s help to turn it into a real game!”

New computer Barbie designs but needs males to do the coding? - WHAT IS MATTEL THINKING!!! The first computer coders were women, not men. A woman, Ada Lovelace, invented the idea for general programming language in 1843, for crying out loud, and had other visionary ideas about what would become computing. Many educators are trying to bring women back into Computer Science - they are able and needed and only a tiny proportion of students. Not to mention "only" creating design? How second class can you get? Third class maybe? Speak out! Here's more about it: [...]
Please send a message to Mattel that this is not wanted or appropriate. They need to make a competent Barbie Computer Engineer.
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Dear Barbie,

I recently learned that you have begun a career in Computer Engineering, and that you published a book about the experience! Congratulations. As a computer professional since 1994, and a woman, I can tell you it is a very satisfying--and sometimes challenging!-- career.

Creating complex games and computer systems requires many different people: designers, programmers, testers, project managers, system architects, database architects, and others. No role is more important or critical than any other in this type of work. And--this may surprise you--both men and women have been doing this type of complex work for many, many years--long before you started your career in 2010.

Over the years, I have watched you achieve success in, frankly, everything you have done. You have had many interesting jobs, acquired wonderful property, fun cars, great world travel, an enviable and ceaseless wardrobe, and (most important of all)--a great group of fun-loving and successful friends (who are also incredibly attractive, like you).

I'm sure you have learned quite a lot in your Computer Engineering career thus far. However, I'd like to caution you not to minimize the importance of your design work to the overall outcome of the project. With this collaborative mindset, you will be better positioned to have the same success in this new phase of your life!

Best of luck, and please don't hesitate to invite me to your Beach House or Penthouse someday.
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The Crocs are a nice touch, but only Mattel and Barbie could send the message that a pretty young bimbo has to leave the real work of coding to the guys.
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A Computer Engineer who still needs the boys to help her. Very disappointing. If you want to inspire your young lady to go into engineering don't buy this doll. The story is so shockingly sexist and demeaning I can't believe no one caught this before publication. Better to go to hourofcode.com and find free projects to inspire your daughter to go into computer science. I agree with the other readers this deserves 0 stars
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The Barbie does not come with the offending book. The Barbie doll was designed with the help of real women in STEM. As a real life female software engineer I think this doll is great, and I am happy to own it (although I bought it back when they were about $15)
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Bought this for my Computer Scientist daughter, she loved it! Her comment,"BARBIE USES LINUX!! There's a freaking Tux Penguin on her shelf!" Going to buy some more for my nieces!
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OK, I am not a kid; I am an almost 40-year-old senior software engineer. I bought this doll to decorate my cube at work, and she is awesome, though I myself would never be caught dead with a bluetooth earpiece hanging off my head. But please don't let these third-party sellers steal your money. This doll's retail price is definitely not somewhere north of thirty dollars, which is what these non-Amazon sellers are asking. I paid thirteen bucks for this doll from Mattel.
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