I got thinking about this topic after visiting JC Penny today, where they had Barbie makeup since it's Barbie's 50th birthday. I'm sure very few of you like Bratz. Compared to other dolls, like the Bratz dolls, Barbies aren't that bad. Sure, they aren't the most healthiest looking dolls, but neither do Bratz. Seriously look:
Bratz look like hookers. Seriously.
They are supposed to be teenagers! They also promote poor spelling.
Barbie has had multiple jobs/looks.
Barbie is also nerd friendly!
Lord of the Rings Barbie and Ken
Phantom of the Opera
Supergirl and Batgirl
Yes, Barbie is known to be very pink and feminine, but she has never been a serious slut. So appreciate her, in a way. She has lasted 50 years in toys. She is the only brand doll to do that. That should give her some recognition. Barbie has been everything and should be respected a little bit.