I’m a Barbie Whore

Mattel's Barbie is believed to be a good thing for little girls, in that, with her many different occupations, girls grow up believing they can be whatever they want to be in life. Whether as an archaeologist or a school teacher, nothing better fits Barbie's true nature when she's riding around in Ken's convertible as the typical gold-digger. But with the original Barbie doll created after a German prostitute doll made for men, we discover what Barbie truly is—a hooker. Is this a way of showing young girls they can be whatever they want to be, or are they being groomed to unconsciously want to be desirable or sexually appealing to men, who will pay good money to "play" with them?