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  1. More Parents Will Buy Frozen Dolls For Their Kids This Christmas Than Barbies

    Do you want to built a gloatman?

    Every year, the National Retail Federation conducts a "Holiday Top Toys Survey" to find out what kids are most interested in receiving as gift for each Christmas season—and for the first time in the poll's 11 year history, Barbie's not topping the list. Frozen is. Awwww yeah, Barbie, how ya like them icicles!

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  2. The Woman Who Wrote That Barbie Book Says She’s a Feminist, Doesn’t Explain Why Barbie Can’t Code

    Susan Marenco, the writer behind that Barbie book with the not-so-great message about women in STEM, has spoken out in the midst of the controversy surrounding the book - but doesn't explain why she decided to write it the way she did.

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  3. Guess What? Kids Really Like Lammily, the Realistically Proportioned Doll

    Not to kick Barbie when she's down or anything...

    We were already excited about the Lammily doll that was built from the CDC average proportions of a 19-year-old woman by artist Nickolay Lamm, but seeing it in the hands of second graders who are happy to finally have a doll that represents them is just amazing. Now if we could just get some different skin colors...

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  4. One More Barbie Thing: Brand Facebook Apologizes For Terrible Computer Engineer Book

    Apology Barbie

    Well, that was fast!

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  5. Now You Can Write Your Very Own “Feminist Hacker” Barbie Book Using This Helpful Text Generator

    Way better than asking for two dudes to do it for you.

    OK, so you've seen the awful Barbie book, and you've seen the improved versions made by people who just want life to be good, but all this time, you've been wondering, "How can I get in on the action?" Well, now there's a website that lets you make Barbie into just the kind of badass computer hacking feminist you always wanted her to be.

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  6. A Female PhD Student in Computing Re-Wrote That Horrible “Barbie Computer Engineer” Book and Made It Awesome

    OK, now you can be a computer engineer, Barbie.

    Yesterday, we told you about a new Barbie book called I Can Be A Computer Engineer, which—while it sounded so promising—actually taught girls that they need a man's help in order to code games, or even just use a computer without breaking it, really. But fear not—awesome women to the rescue!

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  7. Awful Barbie Book I Can Be a Computer Engineer Sends the Opposite Message to Girls

    It's Tuesday, so here's Barbie sending girls the wrong message.

    You're feeling generous, you excellent parent you! Your daughter tears into her gift, which is a Barbie book that you've assumed based on the title Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer will be an empowering look at how Barbie can become a computer programmer no matter how many offensive shirts people wear. Surprise! You've been had, and your little one has learned that she should have a pillow fight while boys do all that hard computer work for her.

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  8. Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul Gives Toys “R” Us A Sick Barbie Burn

    Well...

    You may have heard the story of a mother who petitioned for Toys "R" Us to remove Breaking Bad action figures from their shelves. Well, Mr. Pinkman had a few words in response.

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  9. Movies Being Made: Disney’s It’s A Small World, Barbie, & Peeps (Yes, The Easter Candy)

    Oh Hollywood

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. I have to laugh, you see, or I'll cry.

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  10. Things We Saw Today: Tech Support Gandalf, Our New Favorite Meme

    "Tech Support Gandalf" sprung from the bowels of Reddit when a pic of a Gandalf-garbed Sir Ian McKellen on his MacBook turned up in r/pics. Neatorama has a blank version. Now go meme this mother up.

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