Because Barbie can be smart too!
I was going through a bunch of my stuff while cleaning out the closet the other day and ran across this book “Barbie Solves a Mystery”. It is from 1963. This is when Barbie was made to be smart and intelligent and not just “Barbie gives birth, Barbie the rapper, and Barbie has tattoos”. Not that I mind them now, it was just before they had Barbie doing EVERYTHING trendy, harmful or not.
In this book, Barbie is hired as a fashion writer for a newspaper and stats picking up clues that help solve the mystery of some glamorous citizen.
Now, I never read this book, nor do I plan too, but a Barbie collector may want it in there collection. I guess barbie needed to be like Nancy Drew for a while….