Contest: Help Computer Engineer Barbie Change The Ratio

By now, you’ve probably put in your pre-order for this holiday’s hottest toy: Blogger Computer Engineer Barbie! Well we were lucky enough to score an extra, and we want to give it to you!

The world of computer tech is traditionally male-dominated, so we admire Barbie’s desire to break out of those stereotypes and change the ratio of men to women in the field. But we’re having some problems figuring out just what about this Barbie tells us she’s a computer engineer, as opposed to say, a pop-culture website editor, or perhaps just an M.I.T. undergrad. Take a look:

An engineer Call us backwards, but we kind of miss the simpler times, when Barbie wasn’t trying to be anything other than a girl with a dream house and lots of shoes, who didn’t have a care in the world. She didn’t have to worry if Tumblr crashed and David Karp was on her ass to fix it yesterday, or if Michael Arrington told her she can’t follow her dreams because she has a vagina.

So if you want your very own Computer Engineer Barbie, all you have to do is tell us your favorite incarnation of America’s most beloved doll, and why. Here’s a list to help you out, and don’t forget to leave your answers in the comment section before Sunday night, 9 p.m. EST.

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    • Anand Natarajan

      My favorite is Ball Barbie