Barbie was already the doll of choice in America when it dawned on Stanley Weston that young boys — more interested in weaponry and combat than fashion and glamour, he figured — ought to have an equal.
Vice President Mike Pence is a very special man. He considers his face both a tool of diplomacy and a weapon of intimidation. He doesn’t consort with random harlots. And he calls his wife, Karen, “mother” — often.
For those who grew up playing with G.I. Joes, one thing was immediately clear: Our action figures were a hell of a lot more badass than Barbie’s kerchief-wearing counterpart, Ken.