FAQ and other things
So, what’s going on?
As I was growing up, it always seemed obvious to my sweet younger version that being the sister to a living legend like Barbie might generate some self-esteem issues, not to mention what TV Tropes would call The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry.
It must be hard being the second child in a family where the eldest daughter is both an Olympic champion and an astronaut.
Not to mention an aerobics instructor.
Since you just can’t have two perfect creatures like that occupying the same planet, it always struck me that if there was to be a rebel in the Barbie-verse, it should be Skipper.
And here she is.
Why are you doing this? Do you hate Barbie?
Honestly, no, I don’t. Truth is, I liked my Barbies very much while growing up, and played with them until their heads would fall after violent hair-brushing sessions. Today, I’m a distant admirer. I have given away some Barbies, kept others for nostalgic reasons, and even bought new ones past the age of 18. My parents think it’s cute. Therefore, no, I bear no hate—not when Barbie entertained me so much as a young girl.
The purpose of this tumblr has never been that of bashing, although I guess you can’t escape some sort of social commentary when it comes to a worldwide famous brand. Because Barbie is so deeply rooted in my culture, to a point where most girls around know and play with her since an early age, it becomes impossible not to mirror what whole generations have been doing with the doll, the bad parts and the good parts.
That said, I don’t think Barbie should be banned, taken away from girls, or that mothers should scream in panic if they happen to see their daughters holding the dreadful pink box of doom in a Toys “R” Us aisle.
The puppeteer makes the puppet, not the other way around.
This is a parody. I’m certainly not the first person to portray Barbie as an egomaniac pink queen, and won’t be the last.
What do you mean, Skipper is a brunette? You nuts?
Skipper’s true hair color is debatable. Like Barbie, she has come in many packages through the decades. And, just like Barbie, she is more famously known as a blonde. In more recent versions, however, Mattel decided to make her a brunette, with blue and purple streaks, which I found to be adorable.
Do you hate blondes?
Serious? C’mon, people. C’mon.