If you want to encourage young girls to study Science and Math and become Computer Engineers, You may not want a Barbie book for inspiration. The Internet is buzz right now and over a 2010 Barbie children's book titled "I can be a Computer Engineer".
This blew up online after screen writer Pamela Ribon wrote a hilarious take down of the book. And now the Internet is doing when the Internet does best, taking matters into their own hands and rewriting the dialogue.
In light of all this, Lori Pantel has a huge statement about the book. The Vice President of Global Brand Marketing for Barbie said,
The Portrayal of Barbie in this specific story doesn't reflect the Brand's vision for what Barbie stands for. We believe girls should be empowered to understand that anything is possible and believe they live in a world without limits...
We apologize that this book didn't reflect that belief. All Barbie titles moving forward will be written to inspire girls imagination and portray an empowered Barbie character.If you have your own ideas on how this book should've been written, there's a site where you can insert your own text into the book to give girls the inspiration to protect our cyber world of tomorrow.