I really hated Trailer Trash Barbie.Well gosh darn it, that trash business is not very nice.
Remember her? The knocked up Barbie doll from the late 1990s wearing a teeny tiny skirt and tube top?
The thing is I probably didn’t hate it for the same reason the mainstream conservative would hate it. No, I didn’t get on a high horse and tout the moral downfall of an iconic toy with her outside-of-wedlock pregnancy … I cared more about the fact that:
A. I grew up in a trailer – and it was a VERY nice one!
B. I happened to be a teen mother – and wouldn’t have traded it for the world.
C. And I’d never wear a mini that short – trailer girls aren’t automatically hussies.
See, it was a stereotype, one stating those who grew up in trailers were trash, likely to get pregnant, and would never really amount to much.
Somehow I am reminded of Michael Moriarty meeting the accusation of craziness with a confession of shock therapy.