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Barbie computer engineer book criticized for 'sexist drivel'
Barbie computer engineer book criticized for 'sexist drivel'

It has been more than 20 years since Mattel brought the infamous "Teen Talk Barbie" into the world, a talking doll programmed to say deathless phrases such as "I love shopping!" and "Math class is tough!" Of course, times have changed since then. Kind of. The 55-year-old American icon is under fire again, this time for a book called "Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer." The title sounds promising, but as author and blogger Pamela Ribon pointed out (using strong language), the text is ... not so much. Barbie, it seems, still requires the help of boys to navigate the world of computers. The book, published by Random House Books for Young...