But Barbie comes with different occupations and lifestyles, too. Why not Barbies going on the wild side of life? Artist Sarah Haney arranged several photographs of Barbie going on the dark side. Some of those are NSFW-ish, so be forewarned!
The pastel world of Barbie has not been immune from local satirization, also. Several years ago Big Sky Heidi shared some of these alternatives according to the northwest Alabama region called The Shoals. Definitely a non-PC commentary on local lifestyle stereotypes!
Some Barbies have generated controversy. Most strongly, Tattoo Barbie!
On the other hand, Barbie made the 50th Anniversary of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Not too shabby!
So what? Barbie has become something of a litmus test for what is acceptable or not in terms of behaviors. Her swimsuit for the 'cover' was quite modest, by Swimsuit Issue standards. And disappointing for beach gawkers.