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Barbie I Can Be Computer Engineer Barbie Doll
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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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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.
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My girlfriend wishes I went to work wearing shirts with 1s and 0s and fake circuit boards while carrying a hot pink laptop but alas I'm just an old school computer programmer :-PPublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
My little granddaughter age 8 enjoys building things and designing things...and Barbie dolls. This was the perfect doll for her. Read morePublished 16 months ago by GrandmotherL
NC Mom, if you're a software engineer then I suppose you know that software engineers do more than draw cute puppy designs then get the boys to do the programming. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Caroline
Reviewing the Doll, NOT the book. The doll is great, five stars. The book does not deserve even one star. Google it, it is WORSE than you imagine. But this is the doll.Published 18 months ago by Rebecca Menes
For years feminists (can we please ban that word!) complained that Barbie was not realistic enough. Now, Mattel has finally created the most realistic Barbie ever--a female... Read morePublished 18 months ago by AT
As a female myself I really think everyone needs to get over themselves. IT"S JUST A PLASTIC DOLL! As for the book, it's just a silly book. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Anonymous