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Only the Internet can save Barbie from misogyny.


In the book I Can Be a Computer Engineer, Barbie wants to be, as the title states, a computer engineer - which is a fantastic premise, in theory. In actuality (and in the book), Barbie needs the help of two men to code a computer program for her instead of doing it herself. Cue massive eye roll.


If the book's plot wasn't enough, the artwork features bright pink laptops and sparkly, heart-shaped flash drives to really drive home the frilly girliness of Barbie instead of making her seem like a capable role model for young girls.


Tumblr site Feminist Hacker Barbie is turning the groan-worthy story on its head by letting users submit their own, improved versions - complete with programmer lingo.


Not only is Barbie doing her own coding, she's taking everyone to school.


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