ABC Channel 7 News – Barbie Gets Backlash for Needing Man’s Tech Help – Cornell Barnard November 18, 2014

Posted on Nov 18, 2014


A new Barbie book for young kids is causing controversy because shows Barbie venturing into computer engineering, but a few pages in, she needs tech support from her male friends.

The book Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer for young kids is under fire because parents say it sends the wrong message to young girls.

Once upon a time, Barbie wanted to be a computer engineer. In the new kids book, Barbie powers up her laptop hoping to create a video game, but admits she'll need her friends, Steven and Bryan, to really make it happen. Then her computer gets a virus and the guys come to the rescue.