Mattel’s News Anchor Barbie Comes With a Pink Power Suit


Okay, okay, we get the message. Women in media need a makeover, as long as we don’t take it too far. First What Not to Wear sent out a casting call for lady journalists whose clothes make them stand “out from the crowd and not in a good way!” And now comes Mattel’s News Anchor Barbie. Her tagline: “A flair for journalism — and power pink!” Nothing says “speaking truth to power” like stacked heels with an ankle strap and petal-pink bows. Well, at least they got one detail right: the all-important journalism folder, emblazoned with your name on it in case you forget. She looks ready to sit behind a Fox News desk, no? Consciousness optional.

News Barbie [NPR]