For this past Christmas my niece received The Three Musketeers “Barbie” and “Ken.” The series really pushes the idea that girls and women can be physical dynamos… and yet. I photo’d their boxes because of the thought bubble in the corner of each.
I’m just sayin’, is all. We’re not making this stuff up.
Thanks to my sister, Holly, for noticing and pushing the boxes into my hands, saying “you will love this!” Indeed.
NEW (Mar. ’10)! Katie P. found these boy and girl onesies for sale. The boy version reads “I’m Super” and the girl version… “Super Cute”:Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions, with Myra Marx Ferree. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.