Barbie and the world of possibilities

Mattel has a new ad campaign for Barbie. Probably because someone at the company realized that promoting the doll as a ditzy babe isn’t working anymore, so, make the focus about career women:

No talk about Ken. No visits to the Dream House. Just letting little girls know they can grow up and be anything they want to be.

That’s not so bad. The folks on the hidden camera, though, are trying to figure out what the hell is going on, but at least they’re playing along.

Conservative voter outreach


What’s that sandwich reference all about? (Via Jezebel)

During a segment on Fox News that discussed a study which said Republicans were happier in their marriages compared to Democrats (by a mere 7%), co-host and former MTV Real Worldseason 3 star Rachel Campos-Duffy said that she believed the secret to a happy, conservative marriage was due to two things: religion and sandwiches. The segment aired on Tuesday’s edition of Outnumberedreports Raw Story. “I think more Republicans tend to be religious people,” said Campos-Duffy, who has been married to congressman and former MTV Real World season six star Sean Duffy for 17 years. “I know for myself and I know in the Greek Orthodox Church it’s the same idea of sanctification, that marriage is a sacrament, it’s a holy thing. And my job being married is to get my husband and my [seven] kids to heaven with me. And I think that changes the whole perspective on marriage.”

After asking the rest of the panel about their thoughts, host Andrea Tantaros referenced a recent discussion the group had in regards to a Glamour magazine article about “man-pleasing tips.” Tantaros had disagreed with the magazine’s decision to pull the article and voiced her own man-pleasing tips, one that included, “After you engage in a little horizontal hula, make him a sandwich!”

Tantaros defended her previous comments, saying, “This is not transporting women back to the 1950s, it’s just kindness.” She then described being “crucified by feminists” from liberal blogs. “I mean, ladies, if you want to fight with me all day and be against the side of kindness and respect for the one that you love, that’s a fight I’ll have all day long,” Tantaros said. Campos-Duffy then piped in by saying, “And it shows they are more likely to get divorced because they won’t make that sandwich. Make the sandwich, darn it!”

And we all know how Fox News loves to defend women’s interest: