Mattel's contribution to our culture
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 92 18:24:20 PDT
Subject: Mattel's contribution to our culture
Slightly edited from the original by: SEA::MMCCARTY
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> Subj: Mattel and math avoidance in girls.
> According to the Wall Street Journal this morning, Mattel is selling a
> product called "Teen Talk Barbie" that says 4 phrases. One of the phrases
> is "Math class is hard". I can't imagine a product better designed to
> program math avoidance into little girls. We've all heard many times how
> math avoidance limits women's educational opportunities and career choices.
> Mattel justifies this product by saying they aren't saying the other
> classes are easy, and they have a doll availble that says "I want to be
> a doctor". I'm sure we all wish Barbie good luck on achieving her goal
> of becoming a doctor without any math skills.
> If you have views on this subject that you would like to share with
> the Mattel company, you can call 1-800-421-2887 or write to Mattel at
> 330 Continental Blvd., El Segundo, Ca. 90245.
> As Barbie no doubt says -- have a nice day.
© 1992 Peter Langston